Imagine weaving 3-4 dish towels from our Friendship Towel with Tintes Naturales and then turning them into a gorgeous jacket or vest! The choice is yours--all on your Rigid Heddle loom!* Or if you prefer, make a set of towels and the jacket or vest.
Plus we've just added a Baby Blanket design to make two blankets from this kit by adding a textured boucle for the weft!
You'll love the rich, vibrant colors of this 8/2 unmercerized cotton yarn that has been hand dyed with natural dyes--cochineal, indigo, osage orange, madder --by the women of San Rafael, Guatemala.
As you weave these gorgeous naturally dyed yarns, you will not only be creating something special for yourself, but you will giving the women of San Rafael, Guatemala a chance of a better life and honoring the skills they have spent a lifetime learning.
Click HERE to learn more about the The Natural Dye Project and the dozens of volunteers who helped these women increase their income through their desire to learn the art of natural dyeing, so that they could send their girls and boys to school for a better future.
Three of these designs are woven on a 25" rigid heddle loom using a simple pick up technique to give the fabric some added interest. Yet, you can even weave it in plain weave for a stunning results. The Baby Blanket is woven on a 36" loom.
*You can easily weave any of these kits on a 4 shaft loom using your own weaving technique. Warping, weaving, finishing and sewing instructions included with each kit. Choose from these designs below.
We've just received a very limited supply of these kits from Guatemala. We just received our last shipment. Only 20 kits left in stock.
Rigid Heddle towel, jacket and vest designed by Lois Weaver. Four-shaft Baby Blanket designed by Robin Lynde.