Explore Weave Structure & Color
The weavers of Silver City, New Mexico have designed five sets of napkins that are not only beautiful but help you explore weaving structures and colors on an 8-shaft loom.
Woven in 10/2 Perle Cotton
All five patterns are woven using our 10/2 Pearly Perle cotton yarns.
Gather Four Weaving Friends
Gather your weaving friends together and have your very own napkin exchange. Each weaver can make 6 of the same napkin per kit. Then exchange your towels so that each weaver has 6 different color coordinated napkins. Or you can choose to weave a single set of the same napkins or weave all 30 napkins when you weave all 5 kits!
Choose Your Kit
Choose any one of these 5, All-the-Same Napkin kits. You'll end up with 6 of the same napkin. If you want an assortment start a weaving exchange mentioned above.
A Basketweave of Flowers Napkins. (shown on far right)
A lovely set of six napkins that are a reminder of flowers blooming in a meadow of green.
Woven in twill and basketweave with a mixture of a palette of colors alternating with stripes of green.
Equipment needed: 8-shaft loom; 21" weaving width; 12-dent reed; 1 shuttle. Makes 6 napkins 17 1/2" x 17" each.
Purple Mountain Napkins. (shown on far left)
Weave a set of six napkins in twill structure that represent water, trees, and purple mountains with alpenglow on the peaks.
Equipment needed: 8-shaft loom; 21" weaving width; 12-dent reed; 1 shuttle; 2 bobbins.
Makes 6 napkins 17 1/4" x 17 1/2" each.
Bands of Color Napkins. (shown second from right)
Weave a set of six napkins in twill structure. The threading is based on a dornick twill draft with borders of multicolor bands that emulate the palette.
Equipment needed: 8-shaft loom; 23" weaving width; 12-dent reed; 1 shuttle; 1 bobbin.
Makes 6 napkins 18" x 17 3/4" each.
Which Way Napkins. (shown second from left)
Weave a set of six napkins with perle 10/2 cottons in twill structure. The inspiration for these napkins came from Marty Benson and Janet Giardina’s Ozark Quilter Towels featured in Handwoven March/April 2016 magazine. We love the arrows that were created between the simple stripes.
Equipment needed: 4-shaft loom; 21" weaving width; 12-dent reed; 1 shuttle; 1 bobbin. Makes 6 napkins 17" x 17" each.
Delightful Dinner Napkins. (shown third from left)
Weave these delightful dinner napkins in M & O weave structure.
Equipment needed: 6-shaft loom; 21" weaving width; 12-dent reed; 1 shuttle; 1 bobbin.
Makes 6 napkins 17" x 17 1/4" each.