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Overshot Rigid Heddle Towels

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 Overshot Rigid Heddle Towels

Designed by Christine Jablonski

A set of cotton and linen towels woven using a pick-up stick and a supplementary weft to create weft floats, similar to Halvdräll on a 4-shaft loom. Order a kit.


  • Rigid heddle loom   
  • 12 / 12.5 dent reed
  • Two boat shuttles or stick shuttles
  • Three bobbins (for boat shuttles only)
  • Pick-up stick
  • Sewing machine (optional)


Warp: Mallo Cotton Slub. 340 yds Ink, 290 yds Clay.

Weft: Mallo Cotton Slub: 160 yds Ink, 130 yds Clay. Duet Cotton/Linen: 360 yds Marble.


  • 13" weaving width
  • 12 EPI
  • 11 PPI in plainweave, 18 in pattern
  • Four towels, 11” W x 19” L
  • Skill level: Intermediate

Customer Reviews

Based on 30 reviews
Pretty towel

I just finished weaving the Overshot Rigid Heddle Towel. I used left over yarn from another project so I only wove one towel. The towel measured 11” x 22” after wet finishing and throwing it in the dryer. I’m very happy with it, I think it’s a pretty little towel. I used steel and natural Mallo and sun Duet. It’s not a very big towel compared to others I’ve woven but it’s fine for a hand towel. It was fun to weave and I plan on doing more. There were a couple of things that confused me with this pattern but after watching Christine’s weave-along video online I was good to go. The video was very helpful, also looking at the picture with the pattern helped too. Be aware that pick number 4 covers up pick number 3 when you beat it. The video also showed how to correctly carry the thread when changing colors. All very helpful. I wish all patterns came with a video!

Ann Growley

I look foreword to weaving this pattern. Thank you

Ellen Peller
Floats on the back

I am a weaver of about a year and just finished this project. I chose to make it stripes as opposed to “plaid.” My question—I did 4 towels and the first 2 look great on front and back. The third, and more so the fourth have floats on the back. Curious about what changed to make this happen.

Nancy Bruce
Love these

These towels are quickly becoming my favorite to weave. They look technical but are extremely easy to weave. The pattern sequence is very easy to remember even for my old mind. I will be gifting these in all different color combinations.
Thank you for this wonderful pattern.

Donna Chafin
Overshot RH Towels

I absolutely love these towels and working with Mallo yarns. I’ve woven 12 towels and plan to gift 9 of them to my fellow stitchers. Our stitch group meets every two weeks and I plan to wrap them up for our 2021 Christmas exchange. I am the only weaver in our group so the ladies like to receive a handwoven gift. Who wouldn’t?