Weaving Draft – Summer Winter

Summer Winter

Summer and Winter is a very versatile draft. This project uses 8/2 cotton yarn for making reversible placemats.

Summer Winter Placemat Pattern
Warp 8/2 Cotton Length 3 yd Sett 18 epi No. Ends 256 Finished Width 12″ Finished Length
Including Fringe 19″
Threading
The Summer/Winter draft was threaded in Blocks as shown below.

Summer Winter Placemat

Summer Winter Weaving Draft
Summer/Winter Pattern Draft

Block# Repeats# Ends
A624
B520
A832
B832
A1040
B832
A832
B520
A624
TOTAL256

Treadling
I wove these placemats as a sampler, varying the treadling between Singles and Pairs.
Finishing
Each placemat was woven to a length of 18″ on the loom. Handfinishing was done on the loom using Hemstitch finish. Between each placemat, the warp was advanced 2 inches, to allow a fringe.

After weaving, I cut the warp from the loom, and put it through a wash and dry
cycle in my washer. After washing, I ironed the placemats and trimmed the fringes.

Variation: Chenille Towels

SW Chenille

Summer/Winter Draft

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Last Updated on April 4, 2021 by Paivi Suomi

By Paivi Suomi

I've had an interest in weaving, looms, yarns and textiles since I was a small child. I learned to knit, crochet, sew, do needlepoint at my mother's knee. My grandmother was a Saami from northern Norway. I am very interested in studying more about traditional Saami and Finnish style weaving and handicrafts. Paivi Suomi