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. Order a kit.

Equipment

  • 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)

Yarn

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.

Specifications

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

Customer Reviews

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R.
I'm Surprised How Easy These Were

This pattern looks far more complex than it really is! This was my first attempt at using a pick-up stick, and the pattern repeat is so simple that it became second nature. I got 4 full-sized towels and one smaller one from the recommended warp. I'm saving the 4 bigger ones for gifts, but have been using the small one. It is very absorbent and super good looking! I made some mistakes, mostly in how I handled color changes. If that had been included in the video weave-along that accompanies this pattern, it would have helped me. I was afraid the using the normal strategy of weaving in while weaving would compromise the pattern, so not sure on that. I'll do it different on my next batch. I do wish the new web site showed additional recommended color choices, as I'm terrible with selecting good color combos.

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D.B.

Great products and great service. Excited to get started on the overshot towels.

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M.
Great pattern, thanks

I’ve been wanting to try pickup sticks, and the reviews here made it clear this was a good place to start. I am using up stash yarn, not anywhere near as nice as what GIST sells, but it worked out great. I used a 10 epi heddle, and made a bit wider, warped enough for two. Turned out great (still on loom). For the second one, I’m going to do a sampler of other pickup stick and finger-controlled weaves, now that you’ve given me the confidence!

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G.M.
So much fun !

I just cut my towels off my loom yesterday and I can not stop looking at them . Prior to these towels I had only done tabby weaving. The instructions with the added weave along were clear and perfect for a beginner weaver . Thank you .

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l.s.
Always great

Love having the patterns and the yarn to go with then, it takes the guesswork out when I just need to start the next project.