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 20 reviews
Andrew Bryson
Very Happy

I bought this weaving box on a whim and I am very happy with it. The instructions are very well put together with lots of tips and pictures. The choice of yarn is great and I really like the colours. Everytime I order something from Gist, it gets shipped fast and I have never had a problem. Thank you for putting this all together and making it so easy.

Tanya Narzt
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.

Paula Ronan
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.

Cathryn Gaur
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!