Dash Tea Towels – Pattern PDF Download


Tea towels are the perfect learning tool for weavers – within a set parameter (the warp and threading) you have infinite options for playing with colour, texture, and pattern. The Dash Tea Towel pattern is a simple but classic project that plays with these three elements, as well as providing tips and ideas for designing your own patterns.

Read below for full pattern details!


When I was learning how to weave I made a LOT of tea towels – they’re the perfect project to advance your weaving skills and learn more about how texture, pattern, and colour interact. The Dash Tea Towels are a simple project designed to let you play with these elements: threaded for a twill but woven in a plain weave, this project offers three different classic checked tea towels woven on the same warp – and plenty of ideas for designing your own.

  • Structure: Plain weave threaded for twill
  • Equipment: 4 harness loom with a minimum of 24” weaving width, 12 dent reed, 1 shuttle
  • Warp and weft requirements: Maurice Brassard 2/8 Cottolin, 60% organic cotton, 40% linen (227g tube = 1680 yds). 2 tubes in colour C100 Naturel, 1 tube each in colours C1425 Marine, C112 Slate, and C1316 Rouille. Optional: Maurice Brassard 2/16 Cottolin in C100 Naturel
  • Finished dimensions (washed and hemmed): 18” x 27”

This project is geared to the beginner/novice weaver who is comfortable warping and weaving in multiple colours but would like to follow a pattern and learn more about creating their own unique textile designs on the loom. This PDF download is 12 pages long and includes 10 colours images outlining the process as well as the instructions/treadling drafts for 3 distinct tea towels created on one warp.

Please note that you are not purchasing a finished tea towel but a pattern to design and make your own!

As professional artist and handweaver, my goal is to develop weaving patterns that engage people in their own creativity and increase their skills and confidence through simple projects. Making beautiful woven textiles does not have to be challenging!

This download link will expire in 7 days after purchase, so please remember to save a copy – after payment there will be a link directing you back to my website. This pattern is for personal, non-commercial use only.