Sew Deadly – Issue 75

Posted on Aug 21 2013

Marcy’s Musingsbook

Today I’m spotlighting monk’s cloth. According to Annie’s Crafts, monk’s cloth fabric dates back to the 1940s when it was used for curtains. It’s currently in demand for Swedish/Huck Weaving crafts. The fabric has a heavy weight but a soft feel, so it’s a popular choice for afghans. Royal Yarns International offers a book that provides 33 contemporary weaving patterns.

About.com Cross Stitch recommends the book Monk’s Cloth – 17 Fun & Easy Projects – Jeanne Tams. The book features easy-to-follow charts, photos, and clear instructions. Projects include placemats, coasters, pot holders, table runners, and pillows. Nordic Needle offers the book pictured which features 5 throws, 2 runners, and 2 baby blankets.

If you’d like to give monk’s cloth/huck weaving a try, check out these two free patterns (leaves and diamonds) at Craft and Fabric Links. huck_embroidery

One response to “Sew Deadly – Issue 75”

  1. Donna E says:

    I have never stitched on monk’s cloth. I can see how a set of drapes with designs stitched on this fabric would be really pretty! Thanks for sharing! =)

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