Gee's Bend Towels Kit

Inspired by the world-famous Gee's Bend quilts of Gee's Bend, Alabama, these bright and beautiful 4-shaft turned taqueté towels from Sarah H. Jackson will brighten up your loom and your kitchen.
SKU: R3575-H1603-BUNDLE

Gee's Bend Towels Kit

For generations the African American quilters of Gee's Bend, Alabama have created uniquely beautiful quilts that are famous the world around. Scholars, art historians, photographers, and other experts have described the Gee's Bend quilts variously as stunning, highly inventive, bold, and unconventional. This set of four towels by Sarah H. Jackson were inspired by the Gee's Bend quilt Bars and Stringpieced Columns, by Jessie T. Pettway, and uses the same palette of warm red, bright pink, orange, and yellow, with a cool touch of navy blue. Woven in bright and durable 8/2 cotton, these towels will let you bring a bit of Gee's Bend history to your loom.

The Gee's Bend Towels kit makes four different 4-shaft turned-taqueté towels measuring 16" x 23" each, after wet-finishing and hemming. To weave the towels you will need a 4-shaft loom with a 20" weaving width, a 10-dent reed, and a shuttle with a bobbin. This project is appropriate for advanced beginners, intermediate, and advanced weavers.

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Handwoven, March/April 2016
Print Magazine

The March/April issue of Handwoven celebrates the heroes, past and present, who have enriched our heritage. From the French textile tradition of ombré, to the Aztec artisans from Peru, we celebrate the contemporary heroes in fair trade cooperatives around the globe, fighting to provide a better life for weavers and their families.

8/2 Cotton

8/2 Cotton is a favorite among weavers. Its firm twist makes it strong, yet it remains absorbent, easy to handle, and very colorful. With this kit, you'll receive these colorways:

  • 298 yards of Beauty Rose from UKI
  • 196 yards of Navy Blue UKI
  • 136 yards of Natural from UKI
  • 114 yards of Light Orange from UKI
  • 2,428 yards of Lipstick from UKI
  • 96 yards of Banana from Webs

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