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Free Weaving Pattern Droppdräll Towel by Arianna Funk
                     
Free Weaving Pattern Droppdräll Towel by Arianna Funk
                     

Droppdräll Towel

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!

Designed by Arianna Funk for GIST: Yarn & Fiber (second version adapted and woven by Emma Rhodes

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Free Weaving Pattern Droppdräll Towel by Arianna Funk
             
Free Weaving Pattern Droppdräll Towel by Arianna Funk
             

Materials 

Warp & Weft: 4 cones of Mallo Cotton Slub 

Kits: Each kit includes plenty of yarn to weave 1 large towel that measures approximately 30" W x 44" L after washing and hemming. 

Project Notes

  • Tools Required: 4 shaft table or floor loom, 12 dent reed, 2 shuttles & bobbins
  • EPI: 18 (threaded 1-2 in a 12 dent reed)
  • PPI: ~10 in tabby 
  • Width at Reed: 34.5"  
  • Warp Ends: 620 
  • Warp Length: 2.8 yards (102")
  • Draft: Droppdräll (see draft below) 
  • Finished Dimensions: One towel hemmed, about 30” x 44” |  Cut down but prewash: 33” x 54” |  In loom: 34.5” x 59.5”
  • Finishing Details: Hand sewn hem
  • Care Instructions: Machine wash cold, tumble dry low
Free Weaving Pattern Droppdräll Towel by Arianna Funk
             
Free Weaving Pattern Droppdräll Towel by Arianna Funk
                     

Weaving & Finishing

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.

  • 20 ends Color A 
  • 580 ends Color B
  • 20 ends of Color A 
Free Weaving Pattern Droppdräll Towel by Arianna Funk

Weft Color Order: Weave the following sequence until your towel measures ~59.5" in loom. 

  • 6.5" of Color B tabby 
  • 6.5" of Color B tabby weft and Color A pattern weft
  • 6.5" of Color A tabby 
  • 20.5" of Color B tabby weft, Color A pattern weft
  • 6.5" of Color B tabby
  • 6.5" of Color B tabby weft, Color A pattern weft
  • 6.5" of Color A tabby 

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.

About Arianna Funk

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

Free Weaving Pattern Droppdräll Towel by Arianna Funk
February 21, 2020 — Emma Rhodes