Basic Twill Towels – PDF Weaving Pattern


The best way to understand your weaving and get better at it is to try many different things, and this simple twill towel project has several features that I hope new and old weavers will enjoy learning from.

New weavers will gain skills in: winding warps with multiple colours, threading two different types of twill, changing weft colours, and using different treadlings. Experienced weavers will enjoy the creative suggestions this pattern includes and enjoy having an easily hackable basic twill towel pattern to hand.


Read below for full project details.


The Basic Twill Towels pattern is more than just plain instruction – personal experience and pro tips and tricks are included to help you achieve great results!

  • Minimum Equipment: 4 harness loom with a minimum of 24” weaving width, 12 dent reed, 1 shuttle, 2-3 bobbins
  • Warp and weft requirements: 2 tubes Bockens Nialin 22/2 in 2002, 1 tube each Bockens Nialin 22/2 in 2048 and 2052.

This project is geared to the beginner weaver who is comfortable warping and weaving would like to follow a pattern and learn more about creating their own unique textile designs on the loom. This PDF download is 10 pages long and includes colour images outlining the process as well as the 4 pictured instructions/treadling drafts. There are a further 3 pages of variation ideas as well as 4 extra treadling drafts.

Materials for the Basic Twill Towels are available in Canada from Loom Lust in New Brunswick.

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