I started these washcloths thinking I'd make something like the Spa Washcloths that are posted on Weavezine, only I didn't like how they were turning out, so instead I turned to The Weaver's Idea Book by Jane Patrick and tried several different patterns using pickup sticks. On the left is the mock waffle weave or double windowpane pattern, very easy and pleasing for towels. On the right is the 5/1 spot lace pattern, maybe my favorite.
I used an 8 dent heddle on my rigid heddle loom, but because my only 8 dent heddle is 10" and doesn't fit the Glimakra Emilia, I tied a dowel on it and just barely managed to make these four washcloths. They're all a slightly different length. I did sew a zig-zag stitch on each edge, but more finishing is needed.
Next time, I'll use a thinner cotton, warp 10" wide (instead of 8"), and plan the left and right borders a little bit better. I think I'll also hemstitch the ends while on the loom, then do a sewing hem over them and leave small fringes.
- Texture with Warp and Weft Floats (pg. 102)
- Weft Float 3/1 Lace (pg. 83)
- 5/1 Spot Lace (pg. 91)
- Double Windowpane, Mock Waffle Weave (pg. 100)