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.