I love making things and Christmas time especially with the traditional colours of Christmas in green and red. This year I wanted to try my hand at weaving some Christmas Dish Cloths to add a touch of Christmas cheer to the kitchen. I wanted to add some stripes of red and deep green to go with my other traditional Christmas decorations around the room. To keep it lighter I chose an ivory and a light teal on the dish cloths to compliment the design. On the warp I chose to randomly add stripes of ivory and the teal however I felt to make is a carefree design. I love designing on a whim without a pattern or goal just to see what I come up with. The creative freedom is very inspiring. On the weft I used teal with stripes of red and dark green.

I love how they turned out and feel I can use them after Christmas as well. Adding just a small amount of red and dark green add a little touch of Christmas, but not too much that you can only use them at that time of year. I have some red accents in my kitchen which will make this design a keeper for the rest of the year. Weaving these dish cloths was very enjoyable on my rigid heddle loom. I think weaving house linens and towels is my new passion. If you haven’t tried weaving I highly suggest you give it a try. It is very enjoyable.

Off to finish my first set of dish towel that I have been working on with the Friendship Factor Project with a great friend of mine Lisa. Have a wonderful day and create something new today.

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