Its Not Overshot! Towels Sarah Jackson Weave-Along
It's Not Overshot!
It's Not Overshot! Inspiration
These gorgeous towels were inspired by "Jitterbug", a Bertha Gray Hayes overshot design that captured Sarah's attention every time she saw it. Intrigued by the complex-looking design she was tempted to weave it, but the overshot structure seemed somewhat limiting for the set of towels Sarah had in mind.
A Study in Turned Taqueté
An article by Bonnie Inouye describing how a Turned Taqueté draft can be developed by interleaving an overshot threading with a second threading on opposites provided the solution. Voilà! Converting the draft from overshot to Turned Taqueté not only solved the problem with weft floats that are intrinsic to overshot, but the parallel threading allowed for a two-color weft which expanded the possibilities of combining a wide variety of weft colors.
Weave Six Different Color Combinations!
Sampling proved very interesting as Sarah discovered how the weft color combinations could push the overall effect in either a warm or cool direction. This yarn pack provides all the colors you need to weave 6 different color combinations; 3 warm and 3 cool combinations.
We Make Weaving Easy!
This exclusively designed yarn pack has just the right amount (more than enough!) of the gorgeous colors of our best-selling 100% unmercerized 8/2 Cotton-- 8/2 Aurora Earth --you will need to weave these 6 intriguing-design kitchen towels.
Ordering this yarn pack will save you time, money and the hassle of ordering the colors individually. Just add it to your shopping cart!
The structure of Turned Taqueté creates a tightly woven fabric, perfect for kitchen towels.
The Perfect Yarn
With designer Sarah Jackson's magic touch, the 8/2 Aurora Earth unmercerized cotton yarn beautifully combines, resulting in six generous-sized (17.5" x 28") kitchen towels that are a lively and practical version of overshot.
What You'll Need
*You will need to purchase and download the PDF pattern directly from Etsy. Click HERE to download It's Not Overshot! Towels PDF
*Loom Width: 24"
*EPI: 22.5 (2-2-2-3/dent in a 10-dent reed)
*PPI: 21 ppi (weft)
Sarah Jackson Patterns
You will need to purchase and download this PDF pattern directly from Etsy. Click HERE. to download Sarah Jackson's It's Not Overshot! Towels PDF pattern
This is 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
• Numbered Threading and Treadling Guides
• 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.
Join Sarah's Weave Along!
Join Sarah Jackson's It's Not Overshot! Towel Weave-Along, beginning October 7 on Facebook.
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 others work. Join Weave Along with Sarah Jackson: It's Not Overshot!. It's free!
Designed by Sarah Jackson
Missed a Previous Weave Along?
Although a Weave Along group may have reached the "official" end of the Weave Along, it will remain open and active as long as people are weaving. Click HERE to learn more and order the pattern and yarn packs for Sarah Jackson's Weave Alongs.