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The Droppdräll Towel by Arianna Funk was originally published in January 2019. This version has been adapted to be woven with our Mallo Cotton Slub yarn. Droppdräll is the Swedish term for Bronson Lace, applied here to create a whole lot of texture!
You can download an updated version of this pattern and purchase a kit here.
Designed byArianna Funk for GIST: Yarn & Fiber (second version adapted and woven byEmma Rhodes)
Arianna is a handweaver in Sweden, and the founder of Weave of the Month Club, a weaving pattern subscription in which members receive monthly weaving projects and inspiration. To join the Weave of the Month Club and receive monthly curated weaving drafts and inspiration photos (Analog members will also receive a handwoven sample & yarn chart)click here.
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Warp & Weft:4 cones of Mallo Cotton Slub
Color A = Mallo Cotton Slub in Brick, Color B = Mallo Cotton Slub in Natural
Warp Color Order: Wind a warp with the following sequence for a total of 620 warp ends.
Weft Color Order: Weave the following sequence until your towel measures ~59.5" in loom.
Finishing: Zigzag stitch edges to prevent unraveling. Machine wash cold, tumble dry low, press warm with steam. Press under 1/4" twice for hems on each end. Hand sew using your preferred method.
Arianna Funk graduated from Friends of Handicraft School in Stockholm in 2017, became a card-carrying journeyman weaver the same year and was awarded the ‘large medal of honor’ for her journeyman work. She is a founding member of Studio Supersju, a group of forward-thinking weavers. In addition to running Weave of the Month Club, she is a teacher and advisor for students in the foundation year at Friends of Handicraft and writes drafts for Väv Magasinet and Svensk Hemslöjd. A book of weaving patterns Arianna has written with Miriam Parkman, Att Väva, comes out in Swedish in March 2020!
Further reading -- Halvdräll Towels,In the Studio with Arianna Funk