September 24th, 2014

Heirloom Diamonds: twill towels draft by Sharon Alderman

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The newest weaving draft celebrating our 40th Anniversary is the Heirloom Diamonds twill towels by Sharon Alderman woven in Valley Yarns 40/2 Linen on 16 shafts.

Heirloom Diamonds: twill towels draft by Sharon Alderman woven in Valley Yarns 40/2 Linen on 16-shafts - available exclusively at yarn.com

Valley Yarns 40/2 linen is perfect for fine linen towels as it is capable of rapidly absorbing liquids and allowing that moisture to evaporate just as quickly. Linen cloth can absorb as much as 20% of its dry weight in liquid before even feeling damp! This 16-shaft draft will produce two heirloom quality towels for you to keep or give as cherished gifts.

Heirloom Diamonds: twill towels draft by Sharon Alderman woven in Valley Yarns 40/2 Linen on 16-shafts - available exclusively at yarn.com

You’ll notice that there is a border not just at the selveges or at each end, but all the way around, framing each towel. The threading creates this border. The towels are woven so that the same borders happen along each selvege and at both ends. The treadling for the first end border is shown on the draft, the border at the other end is woven by treadling in the opposite direction.

 

Sara

Sara

Marketing Coordinator at WEBS - America's Yarn Store
Sara learned to knit and crochet as a child and added spinning and weaving to her skills after being hired at WEBS in 2006. While crochet is her #1 love, she is also very fond of her husband and their 2 daughters.
Sara

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4 Responses to “Heirloom Diamonds: twill towels draft by Sharon Alderman”

  1. Patti T Says:

    Would love to do a weekend class to learn how to weave these!!!

  2. Bev Werner Says:

    Any chance there’s an 8 shaft version of this pattern?

  3. Sara Delaney Says:

    Hi Bev,

    Unfortunately there is not an 8-shaft version of this draft but you could try our Linen Placemats draft: http://www.yarn.com/product/valley-yarns-weaving-drafts-51-placemats-in-16-2-linen/

    Or our Modified Star-Work Dishtowel draft: http://www.yarn.com/product/valley-yarns-weaving-draft-64-modified-star-work-dishtowel-on-8-shafts/

  4. Sara Delaney Says:

    Hi Patti,

    We don’t have a class planned for these right now but if you’re wanting to learn how to weave you can check out our Weekend Weaving Course: http://www.yarn.com/webs-classes-events-classes-weaving/weekend-weaving-fall-2014-class/

    Or if you’re a seasoned weaver looking for new skills, Scott Norris is teaching a class on Linen Handling for Weavers: http://www.yarn.com/webs-classes-events-classes-weaving/linen-handling-for-weavers-fall-2014-class/

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