This morning I finished up my first two woven dishtowels on my new loom. They are a tad wonky and have some issues, but I love them and I will use them until they fall apart (which hopefully will be a long time.)
I ordered 8/2 mercerized cotton yarn from WEBS at my friend Kathie's advice. I got a cone of natural because it goes with everything, and a cone of turquoise because, well because it was turquoise! Duh. I used both colors in the warp and the weft of my towels creating sort of a plaid design.
I decided to try hemming the towels on my machine and it actually worked great! I used my walking foot and the hems don't ripple at all. So that's something, right?