As much as I love working with yarn and fiber and fabric, I love using odd materials to make things. I spot items when I'm out somewhere or just suddenly have an idea and the next thing you know I'm gathering spoons at a flea market to make windchimes or buying an armful of $2.00 towels at Superstore to make a rug.
I had this idea in my head for a few days so last night I picked up some cheap bath towels at Superstore, cut them into 2 inch strips and voila*.
*voila includes: warping the loom, weaving, having the stick I warped on break when I was on my last weft strip, trying to salvage the warp, using duct tape to hold the warp to the cross bar of the loom and finishing the ends.
I originally intended to put this in my bathroom, but it turned out bout 4 inches too long. I still haven't gotten the hang of measuring the length of the piece as I'm going. It's about 36 inches long and 20 inches wide (27 inches wide if you include the "fringe").
Before I started I thought I was going to have to twist each strip in order to get the effect you see above. Turns out that it did this all on its own when I beat the weft strips into place. Other than the length it turned out exactly how I had envisioned.