Homestead 8/2 Cotton is a big hit this spring! So, we’re featuring even more great weaving projects in this versatile and affordable yarn. Check out these project ideas and from our exclusive reprint of the Handwoven ebook collection A Dozen Projects in 8/2 Cotton!
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We’re excited to share some of our favorite projects in 8/2 Cotton from the Best of Handwoven Collection reprint.
For more about unmercerized Homestead 8/2 Cotton check out last week’s post here.
One of our most popular Best of Handwoven collections, A Dozen Projects in 8/2 Cotton - Best of Handwoven Yarn Series offers insight about design and techniques for working successfully with this wonderful yarn, as well as a dozen fun projects entirely in Homestead 8/2 Cotton Yarn.
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Kathy Bright’s Country Rustic Towels pattern makes three towels, 19″ by 26.5″ finished. The crackle weave structure allows for variation in each towel and can be woven on four shafts. You’ll need a reed capable of 16 EPI.
Ripsmatta For Towels by Joanne Tallarovic explores a variation on warp rep design to produce four beautiful and substantial towels measuring 16.25″ by 28″ finished. Essentially a block weave project, by having your blocks share shafts you can weave this project on four shafts. The towels use five colors in the warp. The “thick” weft in each towel is woven with a different color of the remaining warp yarn. One mini cone each in the colors listed is enough for warping plus one towel’s worth of weft per color. You’ll need a reed capable of 20 EPI.
Sewing thread in a coordinating color is recommended for the “thin” wefts (190 yds per towel). For the thin weft you can also substitute 10/2 Pearl Cotton Yarn. See the project link for materials to complete the four towel project.
Don’t let the simplicity fool you – Homestead 8/2 Cotton really shines in Margaret Gaynes’ Napkins Patterned With Tracking. The easy plain weave allows the finished fabric to really “full” and as it does the twist of the yarn moves around to create what’s called “tracking,” a textured surface effect that looks almost like a twill structure without the work. Isn’t yarn amazing?
Sized large enough to use as napkins or towels, the project is written for four pieces 21″ by 21″ hemmed. Requires reed capable of 18 EPI.
If you’re ready to dive into doubleweave this table set is a great project! Manuela Kaulitz’ Doubleweave Placemats and Napkins yields four sturdy and reversible placemats that feature a striped pattern on one side and a plaid on the other (13.5″ by 17.5″ each). Plus, the same threading allows for a set of four plain weave napkins (13″ by 13″ each). You’ll need a reed capable of 32 EPI (16 ends per layer).