I had a lot of inquiries on the source for my toweling when I posted the sadly belated gifts for our hostess on Whidbey Island. She is an avid birder, and her property on the water is ALIVE with them. It was a show down between Joel Dewberry’s Aviary Line or Erin McMorris’ Park Slope, which also features some birds in the line. Here’s a peek of what won out due to her kitchen colors.
And below a closer look at the toweling, which I bought here in Seattle by the yard at Pacific Fabrics. It comes hemmed on the sides already, at about 16 inches I believe. It’s lovely to sew with and extremely durable as dishtowels. They couldn’t give me a brand name for the natural, so I did some searching and found it on Moda’s Homepage. Moda also makes the toweling with a variety of colorful stripes on the side like Grandma use to have. I’ll throw a photo up of what I purchased when my camera is functional again.
I made myself some dishtowels as well this week. Trying really hard to stick with unfinished projects and a submission proposal for a wool/quilting book before our Irish Invasion happens.
I used some towels that caught my eye due to the color combo. They won’t last nearly as long. I am thinking linen is the way to go. It’s available at Joann’s on the cheap with the good ole coupon, and is resistant to bacteria. It also absorbs more than cotton and doesn’t leave lint. Perfect for my martini glasses. Now that I think of it, I’m not concerned about bacteria or lint, but like how linen looks and feels.