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.


  • Rigid heddle loom   (Read about adapting rigid heddle patterns for multi-shaft looms here.) 
  • 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

Customer Reviews

Based on 27 reviews
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?

Rick Martin

Thanks for this great easy to understand pattern!

Linda K Graham
Perfect pattern for a newbie

I am new to weaving and am using a 32” Flip Ridged Heddle Loom. Being new at weaving I look for patterns that are specific and easy to understand and that give me room to expand my craft. I found this pattern had all the elements I need to move me forward in my weaving experience.

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.