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.
Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs are available at:
YARN is available on my Etsy store: Etsy
HANDMADE SCARVES and other items: Etsy
Follow me on my Instagram, Twitter and here on my Blog for the newest patterns, free patterns, weaving adventure, crochet journey and other fiber related items.
Happy crocheting and have a fibertastic day!
Leave a Reply