A set of bright and cheerful all purpose bandanas woven with Duet Cotton/Linen. This pattern makes four hard-wearing bandanas--perfect for gift giving.
Offered here are three variations which may be woven on a rigid heddle loom and one twill variation suitable for a 4-shaft loom.
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Designed byErin Carlson for GIST: Yarn & Fiber.
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Warp & Weft:4 cones of Duet Cotton/Linen (1/4 lb cones, 2,400 yd/lb)
1. Warp the loom using your preferred method (direct or indirect) with a total of 252 warp ends, 3.8 yards long, following the warp color order below. Center for a weaving width of 21" and sley 1 end per hole and slot in a 12 dent heddle on a rigid heddle loom. If you are using a 4 shaft loom, thread for plain weave/twill (4-3-2-1, 4-3-2-1) and sley 1 end per dent in a 12 dent reed.
2. Begin and end each bandana with hemstitch. Choose from the 4 weft color order variations suggested by Erin below. Each bandana should measure 21" in loom, make sure to leave about 3" of space in between each for fringe.
Variation 1: Tabby
Variation 2: Twill (an option for 4 shaft looms: tie-up 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, 1-4, treadle 1,2,3,4 on repeat)
Variation 3: Tabby: Weave 21" with Color C. You could also use Color B or Color D.
Variation 4: Tabby: Weave 21" with the colors that are left on your bobbins, mix it up, make up your own stripe pattern.
3. Cut the fabric off the loom and separate the bandanas by cutting at the center of the 3" space between them. Machine wash cold delicate cycle and air dry (or tumble dry low if preferred). Press and trim fringe to 1/2".
Erin Carlson is a ﬁber artist focused primarily on needle felting and weaving. Although a fan of a muted color palette in her own life, she can’t help but choose the most vivid weaving color combinations. There is a certain magic when bright colors ﬂoat over each other, particularly in plain weave, and she hopes that they spark something in you, too. Erin works and teaches needle felting in and around Pittsburgh. She shares her home and studio with her husband, two cats and a dog, and spends most of her free time gardening.
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