I recently found the Spa Wash Cloth for Rigid Heddle weaving on Weavezine.com.
It looked like fun and a new technique I had not tried, so I stash dove and came up with a ball of Peaches & Creme Cotton in yellow and a cone of the same brand in white.
The weaving pattern called for 72 epi with a 2 yard warp. I was only able to come up with 56 epi with a 2 yard warp.
Since the warp was not as wide, I didn’t make the length of each cloth as long as the instructions for the original. I was able to get six washcloths from the 2 yard warp.
Here are the basic instructions, modify to your need:
Sett: 8 ends per inch
Use cotton, linen or hemp
56 – 72 epi (2 yard length warp)
Pick 10 rows (for hemming)
Throw one row and pick up with a crochet hook the weft between the top shaft warp threads (leave at least two threads on each side as is) and place on a knitting needle. Beat and change shed, picking 1-3 rows to keep loops in place.
Continue until 1.5″ from length desired.
Pick 10 rows.
Leave a space between wash cloths to cut apart.
Here is the video from Weavezine for reference:
and the video I made as I was creating these small, stash busting washcloths:
Until next time…
3 thoughts on “Loop Pile Washcloths”
Your washcloths look great! How did you hem the cloth?
I used my seeing machine with a zig zig stitch across a few times to catch the threads. ☺
Unfortunately I don’t have a sewing machine. Do you know what stitch would hold up if I sewed it by hand?