Admin /
 
 

Log in for better service.  | Log In | New Customer |


Mayan Twilight Towels     

New! Sarah Jackson Weave-Along!
Starts April 15, 2019!


100% Cotton Naturally Dyed Yarns
Sarah Jackson's next 4-shaft Weave-Along will explore using an 8/2 cotton (hand dyed with natural dyes in Guatemala) and sewing thread to achieve this ancient-culture motif.

The soft pastel shades of cochineal, madder, indigo and osage orange in this towel kit blend into a soothing design that really showcases the yarns.

The Natural Dye Project
Sarah has a special place in her heart for the women of Rabinal, Guatemala. Sarah volunteered her time and expertise in the original Tintes Naturales: Friendship Towel kit. She felt that the best way to help support these women was to use the yarns in this next Weave-Along. Click HERE to learn more about The Natural Dye Project and the women who dyed these yarns.

Design Motif
Sarah has named these towels for the way they remind her of the soft glowing light we see at twilight when the sun is just below the horizon. They were woven with yarns dyed by natural dyers working with Mayan Hands, a fair trade organization in Guatemala that preserves traditional textile heritage and helps Guatemalan women earn a living doing skilled work.

Weave Structure
The main criteria for this design was something that would suggest the geometric motifs found in much of the traditional weaving patterns of Guatemala. In searching for an appropriate weave structure , Sarah discovered a variation of traditional ripsmatta (commonly known as rep weave) by Joanne Tallarovic in which she combined 8/2 cotton and sewing thread to create cloth with a weight and drape perfectly suitable for towels.

What You'll Need:

*Purchase and download Sarah Jackson's Mayan Twilight Towels 29 page PDF pattern
*Four-Shaft loom 23" weaving width

*EPI: 20 epi (1-2/per dent in a 12-dent reed)

 *PPI: 20 ppi (weft)

*Two shuttles

*Five bobbins


*Sewing thread for thin weft

No Ordinary Pattern!
In it you will learn everything you need to complete the project successfully!
Plus you'll gain invaluable experience working with color combinations for your own future design projects.

Pattern Includes:
•Detailed project specifications
•Clear instructions for threading and treadling using a profile draft
•Numbered Threading and Treadling Guides
•Full profile draft
•Heddle counts
*Accurate instructions for warping and weaving
•Full-color draw-down section illustrating threading, tie-up, and treadling
•Color chart of Yarn Requirements that will identify the colors in your kit.  

Weave Structure 
•The towels are woven in 8/2 cotton .
•Simple threading - Straight forward weaving -Stunning towels! 



Join Sarah's Weave-Along!
Join Sarah Jackson's Mayan TwilightWeave-Along, beginning April 15, 2019 on her  Facebook Group: Mayan Twilight Towels.


Sarah will guide you through the pattern and support you with weaving hints and tips and lots of encouragement. You'll be able to ask questions and get immediate answers, share your progress, and celebrate each other's work. Join Weave Along with Sarah Jackson:Mayan Twilight Towels.
It's free!

Limited Supply!
Our supplies are limited as we only receive 25 kits at a time and sometimes spaced several months between. If you intend to join Sarah's next Weave-Along, please order your kit now.

Designed by Sarah Jackson

Order Information
Catalog number: KSJ-Mayan Twilight

Price: $89.95


Learn More

Please NOTE!
When weaving with the Dye Project yarns, please be aware of these factors:
1. In order to avoid complicating the process of packaging the yarns, the yarn pack contains the same amount of each color of yarn for the towels that were originally designed for the project.

2. The intensity of color will vary from yarn pack to yarn pack. This is completely understandable considering the noncommercial conditions under which the yarns are dyed. The yarns used for the Mayan Twilight Towels are softer colors and more muted than what was used for the Friendship Towels. Both are lovely.

3. You will have varying amounts of yarn left over. Sarah used the Light Indigo in the warp but opted not to use it as weft because the color was so soft. You may choose to use your colors in the same or a different way than she did or reserve them for another project

Application: Weaving
Vendor: Cotton Clouds


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ordering Made Easy
  Color Cards
Easy Ordering
Shopping Cart
Order Status
Special Orders
Shop by Yarn
Shop by Kit
Gift Certificates

Customer Information
  Tips
Favorite Links
Resources
What's New
Specials
Patterns
Free Patterns
All About Cotton
Organic Cotton
Rigid Heddle Weaving

Company Information
  About Us
Contact Us
Email Us
Our Guarantee


Copyright 2019 , Cotton Clouds,  Design by Web Designs By Request