Shadowweave towels

The results of a study group meeting on shadowweave produced these towels.

 Shadowweave towels

I was hosting evening study group for the weaving guild and the topic was shadowweave. I was also giving the demonstration of how this color and weave effect could be used. Since I had to warp the loom anyway for this, I figured I might as well put something on that I had always wanted to try, a plaid shadowweave. This particular plaid shows how the structure reacts to the different color values. These towels are even more striking in person!

The warp and the weft for this towel is a cottolin (60% cotton/40% linen.) The colors used in this plaid shadowweave are a green and a white with a larger yellow as the base.

Below is a close up view of the weave structure. This pattern is a shadow weave. The pattern requires 4 harnesses, and the sett is 18 e.p.i.

Shadowweave towels close-up