Crackle Weave Napkins

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$ 96.00 USD (includes pattern download)

Crackle Weave Napkins

Designed by Madison Potter

These gingham napkins are woven in crackle weave, a structure that builds upon twill-based blocks and utilizes both a tabby weft and pattern weft. Crackle weave is a great way to create simple block designs on a 4-shaft loom, and like other block weave structures, the pattern is reversed on the opposite side of the cloth. Order a kit.

Equipment

  • 4 shaft table or floor loom
  • 10 dent reed
  • Two boat shuttles with at least three bobbins
  • Sewing machine (optional)

Yarn

Warp: Mallo Cotton Slub, 430 yds Spice, 280 yds Natural; 710 yds total

Weft: Mallo Cotton Slub, 200 yds Spice, 295 yds Natural; Duet Cotton/Linen, 570 yds Dune; 1,065 yds total

Specifications

  • 20" weaving width
  • 10 EPI
  • 20 PPI (10 tabby, 10 pattern) in crackle weave, 16 PPI in plain weave
  • Four napkins, 16” W x 16” L

Customer Reviews

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Mallo Crackle Weave Napkins

I was planning to weave a set of these lovely napkins in 4 different colors. Used Denim & Natural Mallo & JST Cottolin (genetian) for first sample. The finished napkin felt more like a washcloth than a napkin - a bit heavy (would be great for a towel). I wonder if I could use a thinner yarn (than Mallo) in the weft to get a lighter weight napkin - any suggestions? I did try 4/8 cotton for a sample but still quite thick. Also would like to make them a bit smaller - maybe ~14"x 14" finished size - by adjusting the warp by 4 threads in each of the five sections (36 rather than 40 count)?
Appreciated the quick service for the Mallo cones I ordered - but converting to Cdn$ makes it quite expensive but lovely to work with.