Weaving Inspiration from our Instagram Community

by Susie Martinez

It brings us so much joy to see all of the projects shared under the #gistyarn hashtag on Instagram. Today we are featuring three projects that caught our eye recently, each incorporating Mallo, a thick and thin cotton slub made from 100% USA-grown cotton.

Tidal Napkins by Siwin Lo

Tidal Napkins

 by Siwin Lo (@fiber_content), adapted from Amanda Rataj's Tidal Towels pattern

We love how Siwin put her own twist on the Tidal Towels pattern by Amanda Rataj by changing the dimensions and adding a hemstitch. She made these napkins for a friend who is an open water distance swimmer, proving that weavers are the best gift givers.

Download Tidal Towels Pattern

Mallo Towel by Carole Daprey

A Mallo Towel

by Carole Daprey (@piqpoqpiq⁠)

Carole used her Ashford SampleIt loom to make this lovely towel. She writes, "I like using the SampleIt to distract myself from longer weaving projects, or to test a new yarn. Mallo is great for a quick project, as it is quite thick. I like the irregular texture it gave to this project, with a rustic feeling added by the clay color." We couldn't agree more!

Learn more about the Ashford SampleIt Loom


Halvdräll Weaving by Madison Potter

Halvdräll on the Loom

by Madison Potter (@madisonweaves), adapted from Arianna Funk's Halvdräll Towels

The thick and thin texture of Mallo adds dimension to this halvdräll weaving. Madison used 8/4 cotton in the warp, Mallo for the pattern weft, and 8/2 cotton for the tabby weft.

Download Halvdräll Towels Pattern


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