These tea towels began as a custom wedding gift order for a bride who dreams of a kitchen with a lemon tree growing in a blue ceramic pot. They are woven in a variety of advancing twill variations that are intended to evoke the various glaze finishes or fine china patterns found on household ceramics.
I truly adore handwoven towels in the kitchen. They are long lasting, hard wearing, super absorbent, and bring a spark of beauty and joy to my day every time I see or touch one. I weave these with 100% unmercerized cotton for maximum absorbency and fluffy softness. This has the added benefit that you can toss them in with a regular load of laundry, set the water to hot, and then toss them in the dryer when they're clean!
I warped enough on this project for a few towels for the shop as well as the wedding collection. They absolutely flew out the door as fast as I could list them! I'm going to have to do a longer warp the next time! Tea towels are really fun and satisfying to weave. The rhythm is a welcome change from baby wraps: with a weft change after one yard instead of 5, they're quick and fun. I'd like to get a batch up in the shop in time for holiday shopping, tea towels are always a great gift!
What colors or inspirations would you most like to see hanging on the bar of your oven door or use to wipe up spills in your kitchen? Does your kitchen have a consistent color theme? Tell me all about it!