Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Rose's Kitchen Towels

Rose's Kitchen Towels
Over the Summer, I got the idea to try my hand at weaving kitchen towels. It may or may not have to do with the huge amount of cotton yarn I had acquired during a July 4th sale at Joann's. We were headed to our annual Summer vacation at the Jersey Shore in a few weeks and I thought it would make a lovely hostess gift.

I got to work and made sample towels first. After I ironed out all the fine details, I set the loom up for the final towels. I was very careful with measuring them as I wove because I wanted them to be a matching set in size.
Rose's Kitchen Towels
They came out as perfect as I could get them. I threw them in the washer and then dryer and was quite pleased with the outcome. I hem stitched both edges so that knotting the fringe was unnecessary.
Rose's Kitchen Towels
I gave them to our hostess, Rose, and made her promise to use them at the beach house. A few weeks later, I received a email from Rose thanking me for the towels. She said, "In addition to looking great, they are soft and very absorbent." That is as good as any endorsement in my book!

Hopefully, these will not be the last towels I weave. I recently pulled out my loom again and wanted to start a new project. Looking through my weaving notebook, I noticed that I forgot to take any notes down on these towels. Whoops!

21 comments:

Amanda D Allen said...

Those are beautiful!

Erin Joy said...

Cotton dishcloths are the best! I love the ones I have knitted. I can't believe the plant is closing - what will we do for kitchen cotton???

rhymeswithspoon said...

Wow! These look SO good! Super impressed you made these. They look so professional!

Lori said...

those are really beautiful!

CelticCastOn said...

Beautiful! such a great idea to use up cotton now all I need is a loom to use up mine.

littlebirdbigcity said...

Those are AWESOME. So pretty. I would hate to use them! Nice work again.

Sayschnicklefritz said...

These towels are the bomb! So pretty and useful. A wonderful gift.

Muddling Through said...

Those kitchen towels are gorgeous - utilitarian, yet still beautiful. What a wonderful hostess gift!

Julie said...

What a lovely gift! They are very pretty.

opportunityknits said...

They look amazing! The pattern of of the green stripes is so charming, especially the way the green subtly changes shade, so lovely.

Miss Julep said...

Wow, these are so pretty!! How wonderful!

kim said...

Oh, I love those.

renee said...

Those are gorgeous! I so want to get a loom, but I'm making myself wait until I actually have time to use it. But every time I see one of your woven projects I want to run out and get one right now! Just beautiful. I'm so jealous of the recipient!

Vicki Knitorious said...

What a great gift! They look like spring (the lack of green in my world is beginning to show)!

Sam said...

These are wonderful! What a thoughtful and beautiful gift!

caiming said...

Stunning! you know, green is one of my favorite colors!

Hannah said...

Simply incredible, they look professional! Now you're tempting me to look into this craft, too...

hetty said...

Those towels are so professional looking! You did a great job.

emicat said...

Oh I love them! This is the exact reason why I want to learn how to weave - making kitchen dishtowels. I received one as a gift from my friend's husband, whose grandmother made them. They are the best dishtowels I have to this day.

Lynn said...

LOVE these. You make me want to start weaving! Any tips (or loom suggestions) for a beginner?

MSbeckey said...

Your dish towels are beautiful! I've just started weaving and wonder if you would share what yarn you used from JoAnns?