Warp-face placemats

Placemats woven to tryout the techniques learned in a class on warp-face weaving.

 Warp-face placemats

After taking another class from Tom Knisely at the Mannings on warp-face weaving, I fell in love with this pattern. It just so happened that Christmas was coming up and my mother was complaining that she needed new placemats. The warp-face structure provides a strong fabric that is great for rugs and… placemats! The colors were chosen to coordinate with my mother’s every day dinnerware.

The warp is a cotton rug warp, while the weft is a cotton broadcloth cut into inch and a half strips, as well as the cotton rug warp.

Below is a close up view of the weave structure. The weave structure for these placemats is called ripsmatta, or warp-face. The pattern requires 4 harnesses, and the sett is 32 e.p.i.

Warp-face placemats close-up