Welcome to t×3 by Annette Aylward

t×3 (tuch, tenugui, towel)

Inspired by old linen cloth (tuch) woven by my great-grandparents in Germany, as well as by the dimensions and use of Japanese cotton towels called tenugui, the towels I make for this project are narrow and long. They are hard-wearing objects of beauty that can be used in multiple ways in the household.

You can find detailed notes on each towel woven for this project in the Notes section.


art / craft / function

I explore the intersection of art, craft, and function through the hand-weaving of linen kitchen towels.

The cloth I make is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. By focusing on simple weave structures (mostly plain weave), neutral colors (natural, off-white, and black), and humble everyday objects (kitchen towels), I want to make space for the discovery and enjoyment of simplicity.