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Susan E. Horton's "Origami" Napkins with Silk Overshot Weaving Pattern Download

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These napkins don't just look good open–they can also be folded in different ways to create different effects. A touch of silk in the overshot makes these napkins something extra special.


Loom Type: 4-shaft loom

Finished Dimensions:
6 napkins 19" x 19"


10/2 pearl cotton (4,200 yd/lb, UKI), #60 Duck, 745 yd; #113 Yellow, 1,330 yd; #105 Paradise, 585 yd.

Tabby Weft:
10/2 pearl cotton, #60 Duck, 559 yd; #113 Yellow, 685 yd; #105 Paradise, 695 yd.

Pattern Weft:
20/2 silk (5,000 yd/lb, Treenway Silks), Purple Rain, 500 yd.

Warp Ends:

Warp Length:
5 yd. long


24 epi (2/dent in a 12-dent reed).

20 ppi in plain weave areas, 40 ppi (20 ppi tabby, 20 ppi pattern) in overshot areas.

Width in the Reed: 22¼"

Project originally published in Handwoven, May/June 2013

Author/Designer: Susan Horton