Process Review: Jubilation Bath Towels

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.

Cottolin bath set. Handwoven bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths.
Jubilation Bath Set. Four bath towels, four hand towels, two wash cloths. Cottolin warp and weft. Six-shaft broken and reverse twill.

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!

Handwoven bath towel set. Glimakra Standard loom.
Cottolin bath towel set, soft and absorbent. All quills were emptied off in the final length of warp, making colorful wash cloths.

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

  1. 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!

    1. 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.

      God’s blessings,

  2. Hi Karen,
    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?
    Merry Christmas!

    1. 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.

      Merry Christmas,

    1. Hi Isabelle, I’m glad you like the colors. These colors have been fun to work with. Thanks for your kind compliments.

      Happy weaving,

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