WEAVING DISH CLOTHS

I recently began weaving dish towels and dish cloths and I must say the are very enjoyable to weave. Here are 3 of my most recent dish cloths in ivory, gray, blue and green combinations. I used 2 different weights of cotton on these dish cloths this time to see what would happen. On the warp I used a 8/2 cotton and on the weft I used a 4/2 cotton. This made a nice lighter weight dish cloth perfect for spring. While warping the project I chose to do random stripes on part of the dish cloths and plain on the remainder. Ivory was used on the warp with the stripes in a green. On each dish cloth I used a different colour on the weft with one in gray, one in blue and one in green. The colours go nice together and form a wonderful set of dish cloths that match yet are each different.

Weaving dish cloths is very relaxing and enjoyable. They are nice little projects perfect for gifts or dress up your kitchen with your own hand woven dish towels. I plan on making some hounds tooth dish cloths next over the holidays. Plans for my spring towels for the kitchen have been playing in my mind too. I am thinking some pastel and lighter colours like these dish cloths would be great for spring. I also just bought a bigger rigid heddle loom that I will start using. I am very excited as it is a 24″ loom and will make wonderful hand towels, scarves and shawls.

If you haven’t tried weaving before put it on your to do list for this coming year. Rigid Heddle looms are a great loom to start on. Have a wonderful day today and make something creative. Be inspired by your surroundings and enjoy creating!

Warm your winter with a beautiful scarf or make your own with various crochet patterns from Valerie Baber Designs. Scarves you can wear for years to come!

Various crochet patterns by Valerie Baber Designs so you can make your own are available at: 

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WEAVING SOME CHRISTMAS DISH CLOTHS

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: 

Etsy

LoveCrafts

Ravelry

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!