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This kit is perfect for the beginner or experienced weaver. Written out and charted, you can work step by step through this pattern to weave you own set of Tea Towels!


"When I first started my journey into weaving, I already had a background in museology and the study of heritage textiles. It made sense then, that most of my weaving and patterns are influenced by patterns and styles of antiquity. Blackwork embroidery (counted blackwork or Spanish blackwork) was practised in the medieval period and used to adorn clothing from caps, coifs, to neck and hemlines.... The contrast between the white linen and black thread is striking and visually appealing. It’s inherent simplicity in color is coupled with the intricate designs created by the embroiderer, stitched by candle light. These tea towels are influenced by this medieval blackwork.

I wanted to create a home decor piece that was usable, but carried a similarly appealing visual.... showing off the twill structure and bringing some medieval design elements into the modern kitchen."


Equipment: 4 Shaft loom with 24” weaving width, 10 dent reed, 2 shuttles, 2 bobbins, waste thread and waste yarn.


Yarns: Warp: 8/2 unmercerized cottolin (3,360yd/lb Maurice Brassards) C100 Natural Lave 1,815y, C83 Noir/Black 1,500y

Weft: 8/2 unmercerized cottolin (3,360yd/lb Maurice Brassards) C100 Natural Lave 1,440yd , C83 Noir/Black 1,280yd


Other Supplies: Tape Measure and pins to measure weaving progress.


If you have any trouble with anything please reach out. We're here to help! 

If you're looking for the weaving yarns, contact us or check out our listing. We also have this digital download as part of a whole kit! 

Blackwork Tea Towel Pattern *digital download

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