How to Insert a Crocheted Lace Band into a Hand Towelcomments (3) August 18th, 2008
I hope you had a chance to check out my post featuring some really talented crafters at the Southern Vermont Craft Festival that I went to a few weeks ago. It was certainly worth the trip...the shopping in Manchester, VT was just a bonus. One of my favorite things to do is to check out all the bath and linen shops, especially the ones with the gorgeous stuff from France. I was in one of these shops when I saw the most beautiful bath towels. Of course, I had to pet them; they were really soft but that's not what made them special. They had crocheted lace bands inserted in them on one end. I checked the price tag—even in an outlet and on sale they were $60.00 (and that was just for the tiny hand towel). This was one of those occasions when I whispered my "I can make that" comment into my mother's ear. She loves it when I do that because it usually means that she has to leave without whatever caught her eyeball. (I always tell her that patience is a virtue. She usually ends up with a J Stern version of whatever I deprived her of!)
Let me show you how easy it is to make these bath towels. If you don't have a guest bath to hang them in, they would make a great gift, or treat yourself! If you want to monogram them, check out How to Create Signature Bath Linens for detailed directions on how to embroider a towel.
Here's What You'll Need:
A bath or hand towel (or both!)
Enough crocheted or embroidered lace to go across your towel(s) twice
Double-sided wash-away sticky tape, such as Wonder Tape
Wash-away marking pen
All-purpose thread to match lace
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