Weaver's PlayBox # 2 ~ Cotton and Linen

The Weaver's PlayBox is a collaboration with Liz Gipson of Yarnworker: a box filled with yarn, project inspiration, and helpful tips created especially for beginner and intermediate rigid heddle weavers.

Our second box is all about sharing our passion for cotton and linen in its many forms, with a focus on weaving towels. This box has been reworked from the previous version to include Beam, our new 3/2 organic cotton.

This Weaver's PlayBox includes: 

  • 5 cones of yarn from two of our favorite North American mills: 8/4 cotton from Brassard in Quebec, and Duet, Mallo, and Beam from Meridian in North Carolina.
  • Liz Gipson's beautifully designed 11-page PDF guide packed with project information and techniques that teach you how to make 9 different towels on 3 different warps (see a few of these example towels in the photos). Your box includes enough yarn to choose and make at least 8 towels.
  • You will need a rigid heddle loom with at least a 15" weaving width, and a 10 dent heddle, to complete these projects. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews
Wonderful service and yarns

The only reason for 4 instead of 5 stars is I'm from Canada and the shipping plus exchange rate is a killer. Love the soft colours I chose.

First time and really pleased

This was the first big weaving project for me and both the instructions and the quality of the cotton/linen was fantastic! Really enjoyed the projects and learning a new skill.

More goodies from Gist

Again another great collections of yarn from Gist. The yarns are of superior quality and the support you get from all at Gist make the weaving experience a productive and pleasant experience. Great yarns and patterns that give you all the information you need to complete your project. Will keep on buying from Gist- Never disapppointed!


The yarns in this box are very nice. I have already made two towels and look forward to making more. The box was shipped in a timely manner. I have already ordered more colors of these yarns as they are so nice to work with!

Set up and go

What a joy to work with this weaving kit - it is like attending a mini weaving workshop with all the variables (i.e. opportunities for mistakes) pared down, lots of helpful tips through the entire process and wiggle room to invite creativity. I’m very pleased and grateful.