Welcome To My blog--my name is Barb and I am a weaver in a small town in Wisconsin called Dell. Actually it is more of a place than a town but I love living in the middle of nowhere. I am a weaver and my studio name is"COULD HAVE BEEN A PIANO" I always said I was going to learn how to play the piano, but as luck would have it I met a wonderful group of women weavers and was hooked. I have been weaving for three years or so but have been addicted to fiber since I started knitting when I was about 10. I still love to knit and do some spinning and dying as well. I love natural fiber and texture. I like to use thrift store finds and use my imagination.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

New Kitchen Towels

Here they are--my new kitchen towels.  They are 16.5"x29". There were supposed to be four but I only got three for a couple of reasons.  The warp is hemp and by the time I got to the fourth one it kinda stuck together and the tension was not good.  Even though the hemp is "hairy" when it is on the loom, once it is washed and dried it is very soft.  Another reason, to be really honest,  is that I was bored by the time I got to the fourth one and decided to use the coveted whacking shears! We are replaying our kitchen counter tops--I have burned the Formica one too many times and think they will go really well. 


  1. These are really lovely. I always wonder about hand woven kitchen towels, are they absorbent?? I can't stand it when my dish towels are soaked after about three wipes.