Retro Waves and Dots

by Susan Bowman


Susan Bowman designed this towel in Photoshop using methods described by Margaret Coe, Alice Schlein and others in books and articles. Two weave structures, 3/1 broken right twill and 1/3 broken left twill were assigned to the design areas before the liftplan was copied and pasted into my weaving software.

Susan says she was surprised that the colors and shapes gave the towel a retro feel; very 60’s! Other weft colors used on the same warp with different designs worked equally as well as the orange.

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Structure: Broken Twill, 24 shaft
Warp: 8/2 unmercerized Egyptian cotton

  • Color A: Light green
  • Color B: Medium green
  • Color C: Red violet
  • Color D: Dark purple

Weft: 8/2 unmercerized Egyptian cotton, medium orange
Warp sett: 24 ends per inch, 12 dent reed, 2 ends per dent
Width in reed: 22.6″
Dimensions after hemming and wet finishing: 18.75″ x 27″