These placemats woven by Sandy Hutton were gifts for a wedding; she used their favorite team’s colors! The idea for these came from Kelly Marshall’s Custom Woven Interiors. A rug design on p. 96 was modified to create the placemats.
The term “working ends” is used when there is more than one end per heddle. In this project there are two ends per heddle. 302 working ends equates to 302 heddles with 604 total ends. The warp will have two strands of thread for each heddle. The warp color chart shows the 302 working ends (same number of heddles). Double the ends shown in the Warp Color Order Chart to get the correct total number of ends. A firm beat was used throughout. Sandy also wove matching napkins in twill (instructions not included). Find your inspiration and try out your own colors on rep weave placemats!
Structure: Rep Weave, 8 shaft
Warp: 5/2 perle cotton, alternating:
- Colors A: Dark turquoise & Yale blue
- Colors B: Mead & mead
- Colors C: Bali & Bali
- Colors D: Nassau & dark green
- Colors E: Dark sienna & ruby glint
- Colors F: Jade and winter green
- Colors G: Jade and sapphire green
Thick Weft: 16/8 cotton, doubled, black
Thin Weft: 10/2 mercerized cotton, black
Warp sett: 48 ends per inch, 12 dent reed, 4 ends per dent
Width in reed: 12.5″
Dimensions after hemming and wet finishing: 12.5″ x 18″