Vibrant Colors That Inspire A bit of sunny! ...a bit of fresh! ...and a bob of cheerful! Exactly what we need right now as we shelter in place and tune up our looms for the days ahead. They are as fresh as a summer breeze!
A Design Challenge
These happy towels, woven on four shafts, were inspired by the fresh, bright colors in a magazine article. Sarah's usual preference is for rich, saturated colors, but she was intrigued by the challenge to design something based on this lighter palette (including white which she normally steers away from). And with Spring right around the corner, she knew these would be a set of towels you will love weaving!
A twill variation Sarah had been admiring in Janet Phillips' book, Designing Woven Fabrics, proved to be a good fit for the towel design she had in mind. While many weft colors worked well in the sample she settled on six diverse colors to present as much variety as possible in the pattern.
What's in the name?
The pattern name, Bits & Bobs, comes from the round orange glass container in the photo which is described as a Bits and Bobs Storage Container. Bits and bobs, defined as things or objects of different kinds, seemed a just-right name for the diverse colors of these towels.
What You'll Need
*Purchase and download from Etsy Sarah Jackson's Bits & Bobs PDF pattern
*Four-Shaft loom 20" weaving width
*EPI: 24 epi (2/per dent in a 12-dent reed)
*PPI: 24 ppi (weft)
What You Get This yarn pack contains generous amounts of all 13 colorfast colors you'll need to complete a set of 6 unique towels using our best selling , top quality 100% unmercerized cotton, 8/2 Aurora Earth yarns.
*Warp Yarns - generous amounts of all seven warp colors, with main colors wound on two spools for easier warping.
*Weft Yarns - generous amounts of all six pastel colors you'll need to weave 6 unique towels.
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What You Save
*Time, Money, Hassles!
Because this exclusively designed kit contains all the colors you'll need to weave in one package, you won't have to spend extra time or money searching out just the right combination of colors that make these towels so unique.
Six Gorgeous Towels Each towel is unique! You'll be able to weave a set of six generous sized kitchen towels (17.5" x 25") . They're machine wash and dryable, strong and versatile. Sure to become your favorite treasured heirlooms to keep a few for yourself and have enough to gift to loved ones.
Join Sarah's Weave Along!
Join Sarah Jackson's Bits & Bobs Towel Weave-Along on Facebook.
Weave Alongs offer a unique opportunity to find encouragement and inspiration as we share our love of weaving while working on the same project for approximately four weeks. The schedule allows time for warping, weaving, and finishing, plus sharing and celebrating the completed projects.
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 Sarah Jackson's Bits & Bobs Towel Weave-Along, It's free!
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.