Beginner Rigid Heddle Cotton Towels

by Sarah Resnick

Beginner Cotton Towels Rigid Heddle Weaving Pattern

About this Pattern

Learn to weave a classic set of striped towels on your rigid heddle or multi-shaft loom using three colors of Beam Organic Cotton. Designed by Sarah Resnick.
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Beginner Cotton Towels Rigid Heddle Pattern

Materials 

Warp & Weft:  3 cones of Beam Organic Cotton

Project Notes

Weaving & Finishing 

  • Color A = Natural
  • Color B = Lemon
  • Color C = Dandelion

Warp Color Order:Warp the loom using your preferred method for a total of 216 ends, 2.5 yards (90”) long following the warp chart. Center for a weaving width of 18” and sley 1 end per hole and slot in a 12 or 12.5 dent reed.

  • 36 ends Color A 
  • 6 ends Color B
  • 24 ends Color C
  • 6 ends Color B
  • 72 ends Color A
  • 6 ends Color B
  • 24 ends Color C
  • 6 ends Color B
  • 36 ends Color A 

Weft Color Order:Weave the first towel with Yarn B and the second towel with Yarn C. Each towel should measure 26” long in loom. Weave with scrap yarn for 1” in between the towels. 

Finishing: Zigzag stitch the unfinished edges. Machine wash cold and hang to dry or tumble dry low. Cut the towels apart at the center of the scrap yarn divider. Finish with a hand or machine sewn hem - if this is your first hem, check out our tutorial on hemming handwoven fabric.

Beginner Cotton Towels Rigid Heddle Pattern

About the Designer

Sarah Resnick is the Founder of Gist Yarn. She learned how to weave in Toronto in 2009, and was hauling a loom from Craigslist up to her apartment two months later...she’s never looked back since! Sarah manages Gist Yarn’s finances, works to keep our team happy and thriving, and builds partnerships with mills and dyehouses to bring new lines of yarn to life. 



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