Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Halcyon Yarn News; Summer and Winter Towels

A friend from my weaving guild forwarded this newsletter from Halcyon Yarn today. What a nice surprise to find they are offering my towels as a kit! And I love that they are encouraging weavers to use other colorways as well. 

Thank you, Halcyon, for your support and for your lovely comments!

The Halcyon photo is a bit dark, so I've posted the original here:
Photo by Joe Coca, Handwoven magazine

Halcyon Yarn News, Notes, & etc.

Summer and Winter Towels, quick start colorways

The Handwoven May/June 2013 issue is packed with all things color. We were particularly taken with the “Four Blocks on Four Shafts: Summer and Winter Towels” by Sarah Jackson. The towels depend upon the interplay of colors in warp, pattern weft and tabby weft. Sarah uses 6 colors of similar value and 1 of a higher contrast. Wow – just choosing that many colors is quite a feat. 55213130-A
Handwoven May/June 2013
So in hopes of encouraging you to give this fantastic pattern a go we’ve chosen colors in 3 colorways using Homestead 8/2 Cotton Yarn ; blues and greens similar to those pictured, earth tones and sunset coral and pink tones. Click through to the ‘project colorways’ below and you can add the entire colorway to your cart with one click! You can also, of course, add only some of the colors and substitute / customize with your own creative selections!

Homestead 8/2 Cotton Yarn

Earth Tones:
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