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An assortment of fine hand towels to weave in cotton with six different borders in overshot.
HANDMADE Spring 1982 (v.2#1) pg. 83, 74

Striped cotton and linen aprons for mother and daughter, plus a matching tea towel, are woven in plain weave. Requires a 24" wide 2 harness loom.
HANDWOVEN Spring-Summer 1980 (v.1#2) pg. 26, 53

An old fashioned roller towel woven in cotton huckweave. Requires 4 harness loom with minimum width of 16".
HANDWOVEN Spring-Summer 1980 (v.1#2) pg. 27, 53

Pure linen overshot towels to weave. Requires 4 harness loom of 20" width.
HANDWOVEN Spring-Summer 1980 (v.1#2) pg. 27, 53
Correction HANDWOVEN Fall-Winter 1980 (v.2#1) pg. 4

"Five Kisses" silk towel woven on a 4-harness loom of 21" width.
HANDWOVEN Spring-Summer 1980 (v.1#2) pg. 28

Chenille bath towel is woven on a 26" wide 2-harness loom. French knots are added for accent.
HANDWOVEN Spring-Summer 1980 (v.1#2) pg. 29, 54

Linen fingertip towels with borders are woven in three overshot patterns (star, poinsettia, summer & winter).
HANDWOVEN Spring-Summer 1980 (v.1#2) pg. 29, 55, 67
Correction HANDWOVEN Fall-Winter 1980 (v.2#1) pg. 4

A sauna towel is woven in linen using a honeycomb weave.
HANDWOVEN Spring-Summer 1980 (v.1#2) pg. 47, 54

Choosing end finishes for woven towels and table linens.
HANDWOVEN Spring-Summer 1980 (v.1#2) pg. 55

Absorbant cotton weaves for the bath. (1) Japanese hippari bathrobe. (2) Linen back scrubber. (3) Bath mitt. (4) Deep cotton pile rug. (5) Cotton twill bath towel.
HANDWOVEN Mar 1982 (v.3#2) pg. 50, 90, 92
Correction HANDWOVEN Sep 1982 (v.3#4) pg. 81

Drafts for eight cotton dish towels to weave.
HANDWOVEN Sep 1982 (v.3#4) pg. 58

Five linen Shaker face towels to weave.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1982 (v.3#5) pg. 40, 90

How to weave Swedish cottolin hand towels which feature a herringbone twill pattern.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1983 (v.4#2) pg. 31, 83

White bath towel woven from unmercerized cotton and lightweight cotton crepe.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1983 (v.4#3) pg. 52, 94

Country towel. Stripped towel woven with cotton warp and linen weft.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1984 (v.5#3) pg. 70, 105

Fingertip towel in plain weave linen with a pink lattice design in one corner and bullion knot rosebuds. End is finished with hemstitching and drawnwork.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1984 (v.5#3) pg. 71, 105

Weave a set of cotton fingertip towels in plain weave with honeycomb variation and Hoosier lace style borders on a four shaft loom.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1985 (v.6#2) pg. 48, I-8

Weave linen towels in plain weave with waffle variations on a four shaft loom.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1985 (v.6#2) pg. 54, I-12

Weave a soft and absorbent towel in a huck variation on a four shaft loom.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1985 (v.6#3) pg. 84
Correction HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1985 (v.6#4) pg. I-2

Weave soft guest towels in a rosepath overshot border on a four shaft loom.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1985 (v.6#4) pg. 86

Dukagang, a Swedish weft inlay pictoral technique. Includes instructions for a guest towel. Project is woven on four harnesses.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1986 (v.7#2) pg. 41, I-5

Weaving projects for the kitchen. (1) Summer-and-winter kitchen towels. (2) Plaid napkins in plain weave. (3) Linen placemats in a four-harness plain weave and warp-float blocks with weft loops at the selvages There is a row of Spanish lace between the plain weave borders and the pattern weave.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1986 (v.7#3) pg. 65, I-13, I-15
Correction HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1987 (v.8#1) pg. I-16

A hemstitched towel for the laundry room. Towel is woven in three-thread herringbone. Each end is finished with rows of hemstitching that set off a band of weft floats in a contrasting color.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1987 (v.8#2) pg. 98

Finishing touches for handwoven household linens.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1987 (v.8#3) pg. 27

"Display" towel reproduces the old-time Swedish custom of hanging a fine handwoven towel from a rod as a decorative element, rather than for use. Towel is woven in Upphamta. Instructions are given for weaving it on either a ten-shaft drawloom or on a four-shaft regular loom and using a weaving sword to pick up the pattern.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1987 (v.8#3) pg. 42, I-4

Lessons in profile drafting. Includes instructions for tea towels in three weaves: Summer & Winter, block twill and Bronson lace.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1987 (v.8#5) pg. 44, I-6
Correction HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1988 (v.9#2) pg. I-4

Towels woven on four shafts feature tiny pattern blocks that provide a subtle, all-over texture that is accentuated by a slight variation in warp and weft color and checks created by colorful warp and weft stripes.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1987 (v.8#5) pg. 55, I-13

Eight-shaft summer-and-winter weave towels. Border patterns for flowers, hearts, a sailboat and berries (or cherries) are included.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1987 (v.8#5) pg. 74, 88

Simple country towels, 14"x25". Instructions for a set of eight dish towels in plain weave.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1988 (v.9#3) pg. 17, 76

Two linen hand towels. Both towels are woven in huck weave with plain-weave borders that are hemstitched. One version is monogrammed.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1989 (v.10#2) pg. 40, 78, 79

Two sauna towels in linen are woven on the same warp, threaded to a herringbone twill and woven with a straight twill treadling.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1989 (v.10#2) pg. 48, 83

Two Shaker reproduction dish towels based on originals found at the Hancock Shaker Village in Massachusetts. (1) Shaker towel woven in M's and O's. (2) Huck towel with a cross-stitched monogram.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1989 (v.10#2) pg. 54, 84, 85

Striped hand towels in plain weave.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1989 (v.10#3) pg. 34, 77

Striped hand and bath towel set in waffle weave.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1989 (v.10#3) pg. 47, 78

How to weave alphabet letters, numbers and small designs in Bronson Lace. Includes instructions for linen dish towel and an alphabet sampler strip.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1990 (v.11#2) pg. 68

Whimsical "sheep" hand towels are woven in plain weave. An inlay on summer and winter threading is used to create the sheep motifs.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1990 (v.11#2) pg. 93, 85
Correction HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1990 (v.11#4) pg. 74

"Quilt Block" dish towels (18"x27") and matching curtains in plain weave and summer & winter are an adaptation of an Atwater pattern. Two styles of towels are woven, one with an all-over pattern and the other in plain weave with just a border of pattern weave. Curtains are woven twice the width of the window with a pattern border across the bottom.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1990 (v.11#5) pg. 54, 75

Flax spinning for weaving, a first-time experience. Advice on fiber selection, spinning preparations, spinning, finishing the yarn and weaving. Includes instructions for weaving an eight-shaft dish towel.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1991 (v.12#4) pg. 60

Cottolin twill towels (13"x24") are woven on eight shafts in three twill variations.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1992 (v.13#1) pg. 36, 82

Towels on a striped warp. Four-shaft Rose Valley overshot threading which produces five different towels (21"x30") by varying the weft and treadling. (1) Plaid. (2) Plain weave with plaid border. (3) Plain weave with overshot border. (4) Repeated bands of overshot and plain weave. (5) Overshot.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1992 (v.13#2) pg. 42, 82
Correction HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1994 (v.15#4) pg. 82

Christmas Rosepath bands of evergreens and santas accent plain-weave towels and serve as Christmas card inserts. They are woven in eight-shaft overshot.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1992 (v.13#4) pg. 76, 88

Calendar towel, with the colors of its stripes inspired by a print in an art and engagement book, is woven in 3/1 twill on four shafts.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1993 (v.14#1) pg. 56, 89

Colorful striped towels (21"x31")are handwoven in 2/2 twill with basket-weave accents. Includes advice on planning color stripe sequences.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1993 (v.14#1) pg. 62, 90

Towels, a rigid heddle weaving project. Includes instructions on using two rigid heddles to double a sett. Instructions for two towels, a plaid towel in plain weave and a checked towel that alternates blocks of plain weave and Atwater-Bronson lace.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1993 (v.14#2) pg. 34

Plaid dish towel is woven in a four-shaft diamond rosepath.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1993 (v.14#2) pg. 75, 90

Barleycorn towels (17"x25") are woven in a barleycorn four-shaft pattern.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1993 (v.14#4) pg. 24, 83

Holiday tea towels, woven in four-shaft plain weave, have a twill inlay tree motif.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1993 (v.14#4) pg. 79, 96

Three varieties of handwoven towels. (1) Three-end twill block woven on four shafts. (2) Four-shaft crackle-weave set with colors, blocks and treadling sequences varied. (3) Twill color-and-weave-effect border design edging a windowpane background.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1994 (v.15#1) pg. 78, 99

"White Rabbit" tea towels are woven in four-shaft mock satin damask. Rabbit and heart motifs are woven using pick-up technique.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1994 (v.15#3) pg. 68, 91

Christmas holly towels are woven on six shafts. The main body of the red and green hand towels are woven in broken twill with a plain weave border.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1994 (v.15#5) pg. 86, 95

Towels for entertaining. Striped and plaid towels, in four-shaft twill, are woven on the same warp.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1995 (v.16#2) pg. 58

Monk's belt bath set. Cotton bath towel and rug are both woven on four shafts in the same monk's belt threading.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1995 (v.16#2) pg. 64, 86

Summer & Winter dish towels (17"x 25") are woven in four-shaft summer & winter weave with plain-weave hems on each end.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1995 (v.16#2) pg. 65, 86

Nel Smulder's tea towels draft and brief instructions for weaving the towels in an eight-shaft false damask block weave. (Photo of towels appeared in Jan/Feb 1996 issue, p. 9)
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1996 (v.17#3) pg. 7

Tartan towel exchange. Color order and weaving guidelines for 11 tartans (Ancient Stewart, Anderson, Borthwick, Fraser of Lovat, Kennedy, Lindsay, MacBeth, MacCallum, MacGregor, MacKay, MacKenzie, MacLaren, MacLean, Napier and Stewart Dress [Victoria]).
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1996 (v.17#4) pg. 40

A series of fingertip towels woven in linen. (1) Plain weave towels (13"x18") are woven in 8-shaft point-twill floral motifs woven in overshot to create rows of pastel flowers that embellish the border. (2) Lace Bronson towels {14"x20"). (3) Plaited twill towels (15"x20") have alternating warp- and weft-faced diamond. Each end is finished with a plain-weave hem.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1997 (v.18#2) pg. 65, 79, 80

Handwoven washcloths and bath mitts in a four-shaft overshot pattern with crocheted edging.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1997 (v.18#3) pg. 69, 85

Kitchen roller towel (endless towel) with warp stripes is woven on four-shaft twill.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1997 (v.18#3) pg. 71, 85

Cottonwood Leaf towels (16"x25") in an eight-shaft undulating twill with straight twill borders.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1998 (v.19#1) pg. 31, 73

Striped dish towels (21"x26") and plaid napkins (20" square) are woven in two- or four-shaft plain weave.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1998 (v.19#1) pg. 44, 81

Blue, white and gold napkins (19" square) are woven in two- or four-shaft plain weave. Dish towels could be woven by extending the central white-and-blue checked area.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1998 (v.19#1) pg. 45, 81

Chenille hand towels (15"x30") are woven in four-shaft plain weave with basket-weave stripes.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1998 (v.19#1) pg. 46, 82
Correction HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1998 (v.19#5) pg. 65

Thousand Flowers hand towels (14"x16") are woven on four shafts in plain weave. Bands woven in overshot resemble rows of tiny flowers.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1998 (v.19#3) pg. 35, 98

Striped guest towels (19"x24") woven in two-shaft plain weave, have an absorbent cotton chenille warp and sewing-thread weft.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1998 (v.19#3) pg. 36, 99

Rib block weave. Four blocks and more are woven on four shafts. Includes instructions for towels in three variations, woven in the 3/1 rib block weave.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1998 (v.19#4) pg. 56, 77

Red Snowflakes motif for a Christmas card insert and a hand towel (19"x21") are woven on eight shafts in plain weave with supplementary weft border woven in rosepath.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1998 (v.19#4) pg. 60, 83

Twill and crepe towels. A study of eight-shaft twill treadlings results in a series of eight coordinated towels (Shaded Cord, Reflections, Four-Fold Twill, Irish Poplin, Ogee Curves, Basketry, Zigzag and Furrows).
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1999 (v.20#2) pg. 48, 68
Correction HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1999 (v.20#5) pg. 15

Diamonds in diamonds hand towel to weave in 16-shaft twill.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1999 (v.20#2) pg. 50, 65

Plain weave hand towel with intersecting zigzag border woven in summer and winter weave on eight shafts.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1999 (v.20#2) pg. 50, 67

Hand towel woven in 5-thread huck lace on four shafts.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1999 (v.20#2) pg. 50, 66

Plain weave hand towel with overshot border is woven on four shafts.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1999 (v.20#2) pg. 50, 68

Refined twill hand towel woven on four shafts.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1999 (v.20#2) pg. 50, 67

Seaside guest towels are woven on eight shafts in networked twill with advanced twill treadling.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1999 (v.20#2) pg. 51, 71

Kitchen towel and placemat set in plain weave is a project for beginning weavers. A novelty yarn with slubs is used for the weft.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1999 (v.20#2) pg. 52, 72

Lace Bronson tea towels woven on four shafts.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1999 (v.20#2) pg. 53, 72

Girl's jumper is sewn from handwoven summer and winter fabric. Hem and pocket are embellished with rows of frogs and turtles. Jumper is sewn from a commercial pattern. An alternative project is dish towels with the turtle motifs woven on the end.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1999 (v.20#5) pg. 58

Chair seat fabric and handtowels are woven in unbalanced broken twill (Swedish "cross") using three different stripe sequences.
SCANDINAVIAN WEAVING MAGAZINE (VavMagasinet) 3/1989 pg. 30

Wild strawberries and bilberries hand towel is woven on four shafts in "Halvdrall" weave. Features striped bands of color across each end and four narrow bands dividing the white center of the towel into fifths.
SCANDINAVIAN WEAVING MAGAZINE (VavMagasinet) 2/1990 pg. 30

Handtowel and tablecloth are woven in the "Halvdrall" technique using four shafts. There are two pattern blocks that create a pattern of stripes within larger checks.
SCANDINAVIAN WEAVING MAGAZINE (VavMagasinet) 4/1990 pg. 26

Simple basket-liner/towel is woven in tabby in a large plaid and has fringed edges.
SCANDINAVIAN WEAVING MAGAZINE (VavMagasinet) 4/1990 pg. 31

Pine tree Christmas towels.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #52 Fall 1982 (v.13#4) pg. 82

Shaker textiles at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. Includes draft and instructions for a blanket and checked linen hand towel.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #53 Winter 1982 (v.14#1) pg. 61

Weaving for a picnic. Instructions for weaving a plaid picnic basket liner, blanket, towels, napkins and inkle bands to act as cover hinges.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #94 Spring 1993 (v.24#2) pg. 26

Handspun linen towels. Includes instructions for sizing the yarn before weaving and "beetling" the cloth to soften it.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1983 (v.7#1) pg. 32

Colorful striped linen towels to weave.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #26 Fall 1982 (v.7#2) pg. 30

How to weave plaited twills. Includes suggestions for upholstery fabric and linen towels.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #28 Spring 1983 (v.7#4) pg. 76

A look at Shaker weaving. Instructions for replicating a linen towel woven in an M's and O's design, and then modifying the pattern to weave the fabric for a lampshade.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #29 Summer 1983 (v.8#1) pg. 24

Weaving towels as a means of learning the basic four-shaft weaves: bronson, summer and winter, overshot, rosepath, lace blocks, huck, monk's belt, M's and O's and crackle.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #30 Fall 1983 (v.8#2) pg. 11

Six Shaker towel replicas. (1) Blue-and-white check plain weave. (2) Six-harness dimity. (3) Four-harness Bronson. (4) Four-harness huck. (5) Ms & Os. (6) Five-harness Bronson.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #40 Spring 1986 (v.10#4) pg. 20
Correction WEAVER'S JOURNAL #41 Summer 1986 (v.11#1) pg. 82
Correction WEAVER'S JOURNAL #42 Fall 1986 (v.11#2) pg. 68

Sauna towels, woven in soft, absorbent tow linen in a 2/2 twill weave.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #40 Spring 1986 (v.10#4) pg. 51

Twilled cottolin towels. Two blocks, broken and straight twill, and a striped warp provide a variety of weave options. Project is designed to be completed in a weekend.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #41 Summer 1986 (v.11#1) pg. 43