Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Guest Bath Towels: Getting Started

Sometime during the holidays, I started thinking about my next weaving project.

Motivation:
  • My kitchen towel drawer is overflowing with towels
  • I love handwoven towels and want to make more


Choosing yarn colors

Inspiration:
  • The ocean-colored yarns in my stash seem like they'd make a great set of towels

Goals for this project:
  • Weave towels for our guest bathroom that look good in the room and are nice to dry your hands on
  • Use some of those stash yarns
  • Weave with 4 shafts on my Toika
  • If I end up with a few towels for gifts, that is never a bad thing!


Tile floor


Colors that look good in the guest bathroom


Colors that fit my ocean theme, but don't look good in that room

So it begins.....

14 comments:

LA said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the towels that you will make with these colors. I hadn't thought about making hand towels for the guest bath! Great idea!

Cindie Kitchin eweniquely ewe said...

can't wait to see what you come up with for the towels!

Leigh said...

Oh, two sets of colors. That means two sets of towels!

debiorahbee said...

Love your way of thinking. I am totally in sympathy with it, and have now decided that a store of potential gifts will be a great rationale for weaving and weaving and weaving...!! Actually now that I weave I often feel that a handwoven gift would be just right but rarely have one to give.
How do you manage to build up such a stash. I only seem to have what i buy for a project and leftover small amounts

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Too many choices of beautiful colors. I know they'll turn out beautifully. Through the years, my mom's given me lots of hand-towels, but I hate to use them for fear of ruining them. They're just too pretty, so I end up "displaying" them.

Annie said...

Beautiful colours. Are they all cottons? I'm looking forward to seeing your towels.

Delighted Hands said...

What I could see of the bathroom , it looked neutral except for the sink counter-bluish and you have that color in the stash that makes you sing so go for that one. Now for pattern choices.......

Colleen said...

Love the colors - very pretty!!

Julie said...

I can't wait to see the towels!

sheilabythebeach said...

My awful chenille ended up as small guest sized towels but I just can't stand them!! LOL.
I look forward to seeing your beauties.

Benita said...

That tile floor gives you ideas doesn't it?

I'll be watching to see what they look like. I love the colors!

Sharon said...

I love the colors. What weight of yarn are you using. I can't wait to see what you do!!

evelynoldroyd said...

love hand made towels of any kind! I made large bath towels years ago and they are still going! Evelyn

Jennifer said...

Bathroom towels are a GREAT idea! And even the large bath towels are an interesting idea also! I look forward to seeing them and hwo you like them - You know you could also make a rag rug for the bath or kitchen...