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.
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.
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!