Tintes Naturales Towel Kit

The Tintes Naturales Towels are woven on a 4-shaft loom, and their vivid colors will lighten up any kitchen!
SKU: EP8299-R6631-BUNDLE

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Included in this kit:

  • All the yarn (8/2 cotton) needed to weave the Tintes Naturales Towels, supplied by the Mayan Hands Dye Project (makes 4)
  • Handwoven Sept/Oct 2014, digital issue, which includes the instructions to complete the Tintes Naturales Towels

Equipment needed:

  • These towels are woven on a 4-shaft loom, with a 10-dent reed and 24" weaving width.

Natural dyeing had been on the decline for decades before the Mayan Hands dye project started in 1995. Many believed that naturally dyed textiles were muted and that it was hard to dye cotton in bright colors, but a group of women from San Rafael, Guatemala revived the techniques in vibrant fashion. These women make up the Tintes Naturales dye project.

The 8/2 cotton yarn in this kit is from natural dyers working with Mayan Hands, a fair trade organization in Guatemala that preserves traditional textile heritage and helps Guatemalan women earn a living doing skilled work. The vibrant, vivid colors of these towels defy the conventional “muted colors” wisdom and will light up any kitchen.

With the purchase of this kit, you will receive all the yarn needed to weave four beautiful towels designed by Sarah H. Jackson and you will be helping to supply these women in Guatemala with income to take care of their families.

To learn more about these women, the Mayan Hands Dye Project, and their yarns, see the full story in Handwoven September/October 2014 (included in this kit).

To ensure colorfastness, always use a neutral detergent (such as a mild dishwashing liquid like Dawn® or Joy®) when washing your finished project.

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Customer Reviews (2)
Makes beautiful towels
I have woven with this yarn several times over the past 3 years that it has been available from Cotton Clouds. I have not had any issues with it, colors are lovely, and I've enjoyed using the towel I kept for my kitchen. All the others have sold right away at the next sale I participated in after weaving them. It is a wonderful way to support this women's business in Guatemala, I encourage you to purchase this yarn when it's available. Review by Linda (Posted on 7/13/2017)
yarn is very stiff & sticky, twist very easy
Took me weeks to get this yarn to behave, very stcky,stiff and twist very easy. disappointed. Review by jan (Posted on 7/8/2017)
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