More Tea Towels – Maltese Cross
Here is another set of towels woven as Christmas gifts, but I forgot to take photos of the finished towels. I will have to ask the recipients to send me a photo or two. 😉 They are similar to other towels I have woven converting overshot drafts to three-end turned twill.
One version of Maltese Cross converted to a three-end turned twill. The 4-shaft draft in three-end twill uses 12 shafts and a border another 3 for a total of 15 shafts. I once wove towels using this method, but not turning the alternating blocks resulting in a towel skewed slightly on the bias.
Each side has a slightly different emphasis, one being a bit lighter than the other. The hem fold line is between the warp and weft emphasis side of the twill. When turned the hem matches the other side of the towel.
Alternate treadlings have lots of stripe and block possibilities.
Woven with an 8/2 cotton warp, 22/2 swedish cottolin wefts in various colours.