Advanced Beginner Weaving on a 4-Shaft Loom: Overshot Towels February - May 2024, Hybrid class


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Join Dorothy, multi-published weaver, for the Overshot Towel Weaving Class!
Class will be five hybrid sessions; participants can join via Zoom, in-person, or a mix of both.

Using a 4-shaft loom (at least 24" wide) and 8/2 cotton yarn, Dorothy will guide participants through making six Overshot towels. These towels are designed to use the same size yarn (8/2 cotton) for warp, tabby weft, and pattern weft.

  • Session one: Dorothy will discuss the Overshot technique and review warping in the Fernwood Studio. Participants will prepare their warp and dress their looms.  Students are expected to warp their looms independently.

  • Session two: Two weeks after the warping review, participants will show their first 1st towel done and Dorothy will discuss treadle alternatives.

  • Session three: Participants will show their progress on their six towels and have a Q & A session with Dorothy. She will show us how to add stripes to a towel.

  • Session four: Come prepared with all of your last questions on how to finish the towels and Dorothy will demonstrate how to finish them.

  • Fifth and Final Session: Bring your finished projects to the Fernwood Studio to and exchange 5 of your 6 towels with your fellow participants. Celebrate the completion of this project with wine and snacks!
    Note: Out of town participants will need to mail five of their six towels to Cowgirl Yarn to participate in the exchange.

Space in this class is limited to six, independent weaving students. 
If the class fills up before you're able to register, please contact the store, and we'll add you to the wait list. 

Pre-requisites: This class is intended for the advanced beginner weaver who can warp their loom with some review of techniques in the first session. A device capable of Zoom, including working speakers, microphone, and web cam is required for participating remotely.  4-shaft looms are available to rent from Cowgirl Yarn. This is a MAJOR time commitment to weave six towels in this amount of time! So please plan accordingly!

Homework: Set time aside in your calendar to weave regularly to complete this project on time!

Instructor: Dorothy T.

Cost: $250, 10% off class supplies and loom rental if needed


  • Maysville 8/2 Cotton, Ashford 8/2 Cottlin or Lunatic Fringe 5/2 for experimenting. 
    Warp: 8/2 cotton (3360 yd/lb). Choose one color or two close colors, 2740 yds.
    Tabby weft: 8/2 cotton, in same color(s) as warp, or other colors, 2400 yds.
    Pattern wefts: 8/2 cotton, about 700 yds per towel. 

  • Participants need a 4-shaft loom at least 24" wide. Cowgirl Yarn will have 4-shaft floor looms available to use during the class. 

  • Zoom capable device, including working microphone, speakers, and web camera if you will be zooming into class.

  • Printed Instructions/ pattern draft available at the shop or emailed at time of registration.


Meeting Times: 

  • February 21st from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm       
  • March 6th from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
  • April 3rd from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • April 24th from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
  • May 4th from 10:30 am- Noon


    • Please set aside time in your calendar to weave six towels in this amount of time! 
    • Please read our Class Terms and Conditions and provide a phone number and email when checking out, so we can contact you if needed should a last-minute issue arise.