Towel Exchange

 I discovered the homesteadweaver's towel exchange after she ended it, and would like to bring it back (in a small way, to begin with!) Might anyone be interested?


Posted on Tue, 02/28/2012 - 18:19

Towels need to be postmarked 1 March 2012, which is Thursday. Please drop me a line so I know they're coming, and I will let you know when they arrive here. Here's the address, in case anyone needs it:

Amy Lenertz

9810 42nd St SE

Minot ND 58701

Posted on Fri, 04/06/2012 - 13:12

How about anyone else?

Many, many, thanks to Yarnfloozie for coordinating this exchange, and to the participants for taking the time to weave such beautiful towels!

Posted on Mon, 05/07/2012 - 13:43

I took part in the exchange years ago when it was at the 'homesteadweaver' some really great towels and I'm looking forward to participating sometime in the was great fun!

Posted on Mon, 05/07/2012 - 17:03

Got room for one more person on the next exchange? Now that Erica is the Weavo owner, I have time to weave and would love to join the exchange. When is the next one?
Claudia, Weavo co-founder and former owner
Retired and doing better

Posted on Mon, 05/07/2012 - 17:22

Postmarked 1 March 2013, rules shouldn't change otherwise--I don't think we had any issues that needed to addressed.

Posted on Mon, 05/07/2012 - 17:26

Sure we do! They need to be postmarked 1 March 2013.

 Here are the current rules:


2013 Towel Exchange

Fiber: Cotton, linen, hemp, ramie, and/or rayon (please, not 100% rayon!).

Size: 18" x 25" or 425 sq in, minimum, finished. Please allow for shrinkage/draw-in/take-up.

Finishing: Hand or machine hemmed, hemstitched, washed and pressed.

Enclosures: For each towel, please send:

1) A copy of the draft and drawdown, including the source.

2) A short biography, including name, address and email

3) A picture of yourself, your loom, or your studio (optional)

Quantity: Six towels

Fee: Should be no more than $10 within the States, provided postage doesn't go up. International will of course be higher. To get a relatively accurate estimate, calculate postage to zipcode 58701 for a two pound package at and round up to the nearest dollar. Or, drop me a line, and I'll let you know. To save on postage costs, use the Tyvek envelopes.

Deadline for signing up: 1 February 2013

Deadline for towel delivery to me: 1 March 2013 (postmarked). I should be able to get them exchanged and sent out by the middle of April. Priority mail would be appreciated, as it’s fairly easy to track and delivery is usually quite quick. My address is:

Amy Lenertz

9810 42nd


Minot ND 58701

How to take part: Email ([email protected]) with your snail mail address. Put ‘towel exchange’ in the subject line.

Queries? Email me!

Posted on Mon, 01/06/2014 - 19:22

Woohoo, it worked!! Thanks, Michael. The exchange is still happening, the deadline is 1 April. Anyone who wants a pdf of the rules, drop me a line with your email address.

Posted on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 20:50

Just a reminder for those guild newsletter editors who are seeking content. Makes a cool show and tell when the towels are received, and a great story while weaving them in anticipation of the exchange!