Jubilation Bath Towels are completed, just in time for Christmas! They go with the Jubilation Hand Towels I wove earlier this year, named with my father in mind. (See Process Review: Jubilation Hand Towels.) Nothing deterred my father from deep abiding joy. These bath towels are a tribute, as well, to my husband’s patience. He requested handwoven bath towels a few years ago. Laughably, my first eager attempt resulted in towels scratchy enough to be used as
sandpaper back scratchers. Now, finally, we have absorbent and soft handwoven cottolin bath towels suitable for my Prince Charming.
Don’t you love it when the end of the warp yields bonus results? Just enough warp to make a pair of wash cloths, in which every one of the seven colors of quills was emptied. Hurrah!
Enjoy the start-to-finish process with me in this slideshow video:
May jubilation reside in your home.
With the joy of celebrating Christ’s birth,
20 thoughts on “Process Review: Jubilation Bath Towels”
They’re beautiful! Merry Christmas, Karen!
Thank you, Beth! I hope you have a beautiful Christmas.
Merry Christmas to you,
Those are so beautiful
Hi Cynthia, Thank you so much. It’s going to be fun to use them.
Beautiful! Nice timing, too. Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2021.
Thank you! Yes, finished just in time. It helps to have a deadline.
What a wonderful gift for your husband!
Merry Christmas to you and your family, Karen!
Hi Annie, He’s worth it! And it’s nice that I get to enjoy the towels, too.
Merry Christmas to you and yours,
We enjoy the kitchen towel you wove for your sister-in-law several years ago. We use it and it does get softer as we use it. Your bath towels are lovely. I hope your special and patient husband enjoys your endeavors!! Shalom!
Hi Judith, It’s great to hear from you! Ah yes, that goose-eye twill towel–one of my very favorite patterns. I think Steve enjoys seeing me enjoy making these things.
Perfectly beautiful towels. Steve’s a lucky man! Do you use a serger to separate the towels or do you cut them and use a zigzag stitch to secure the ends before hemming?
Hi Pam, I think I’m the fortunate one here.
I cut the towels apart first and then use my serger to secure the edges. I find that I get a cleaner, straighter edge if I cut them with my good dressmaking shears first instead of having the serger cut them apart. Then I needle the serger tails into the serged edge before turning up and stitching the hem.
Thank you, Nannette!
Merry Christmas Karen
A beautiful tribute and beautiful towels!!!! Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas!!!!
Hi Linda, Thank you!
A very blessed Christmas to you,
The color you are using are just marvelous together !!! Love reading your post !!! Amazong work 🙂 Thank you for sharing ..
Hi Isabelle, I’m glad you like the colors. These colors have been fun to work with. Thanks for your kind compliments.