Fruit of the Loom

After cultivating my loom, I was pleased to pluck from it two lovely dish towels and three cute little dish cloths. I am happy with my harvest and I thank the Lord of the harvest. I removed the fabric from the loom, tied the warp threads so that it would not unravel, washed the fabric in hot water in the machine, dried it in high heat in the machine, measured out the towels and cloths, zigzagged on each side of the intended cuts, made those cuts, and hemmed the towels by machine and finished the corners by hand. I love them!

Beginning the weaving. Who sees the mistake that I did not notice until I took this photo? It is not the edge curving in, which I was a little bit stressed about, but it worked out in the end.
Finished and removing the fabric from the loom. Did you figure out the mistake that I made?
I tied the warp threads and then trimmed them so that they would not become a mess in the washing machine.
Before washing, the weave is very open. You can see through the fabric.
After washing and drying, the weave has closed up, the fabric is softer, and it is much smaller. LOL! The fabric came off the loom at 30 inches across, but, after washing and drying, it was 24 inches across. I will have to remember that, in future. I didn’t measure the length before washing.
So soft…
A view of my hems. The corners were so thick that I had to do them by hand. There is probably a better way to do the hems….
TA-DAH! I love them. I have already used one of the cloths for dishes, tonight, and one of the towels. Mr. Beloved asked if they would be absorbent and they are. Wonderful! Now, I am going to start planning my next weaving project.

You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

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