Wrapping Cloth – PDF Weaving Pattern


Wrapping cloth, napkin, towel — this useful cloth has many names! Many years ago I was given a furoshiki (Japanese wrapping cloth) as a gift and I’ve used it ever since to wrap my lunch, protect things in my bag, and as a general all-purpose cloth. I even bring one with me when I travel! This project elevates and disrupts a simple checked fabric with thicker wefts, creating a lightweight and gently textured cloth. Make them as napkins for your table, to wrap gifts or pack a picnic lunch — the generous size suits many purposes. There are 2 different colourways and 8 distinct patterns included in this project. 

Read below for full project details.



The Wrapping Cloth 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
  • Warp and weft requirements: Maurice Brassard 2/16 Cottolin, 60% organic cotton, 40% linen (227g tube = 1680 yds). Depending on the colour scheme you choose, you will need 1 tube in colour C1934 Nil Green and 1 tube in colour C83 Gris Pale or 1 tube in Lavande C1410 and 1 tube in C913. Thicker wefts are variable, but could include 2/8 Cottolin or Gist Yarn Duet.

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 10 pages long and includes colour images outlining the process as well as the instructions/treadling drafts for 8 distinct wrapping cloths in two different colourways.

Materials for the Wrapping Cloth are available from Maurice Brassard & Fils and Gist Yarn (Duet is available in Canada at Handknit Yarn Studio). If you like the Wrapping Cloth PDF weaving pattern, why not try weaving the Dash Tea Towels or make the Railroad Runner & Napkins?

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