Double Weave duet Sampler bag

Duet Sampler Double Weave

The double weave sampler & bread bag are featured in the Double Weave on 4-Shafts course.

 This sampler warp gives you an opportunity to test out different ways of weaving double weave—as two layers, switching layers, as double-width, and as a tube. Once you’re ready, weave the remainder of the warp to make a linen/cotton bread bag or dishtowel.

Duet Sampler by Felicia Lo

Skill Level: Intermediate

Finished Measurements

  • 12 1/2” / 32 cm wide x 19 1/2” / 49.5 cm long, relaxed, off the loom and before washing
  • 11 1/2” / 29 cm wide x 17 1/2” / 44.5 cm long, after washing and sewing both ends


  •  Warp & Weft: 1 cone each of Gist Duet in Rust (A) and Marble (B) (600 yards / 548 m per 4 oz / 115 g cone; 55% European Tow Linen, 45% USA-Grown Cotton).
  • 1 yard / 91 cm of 1/8” / 3 mm diameter cotton cord for drawstring, contrasting waste yarn to separate sampler from project

Equipment & Tools

  • Loom: 4-shaft loom with a minimum 15″ / 38 cm weaving width, 12-dent reed
  • Tools: 2 shuttles and 2 bobbins, scissors
  • Sewing: serger, sewing machine, and/or needle and thread


  • Weave Structure: plain weave woven as a tube and double-width
  • Warp Length: 1.63 yd / 1.49 m long (includes approx 12″ / 30 cm take-up, 20″ / 51 cm loom waste)
  • Warp Ends: 320
  • Ends Per Inch (EPI): 12 per layer
  • Picks Per Inch (PPI): 12
  • Width in Reed: 13 1/4

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