As most of you know the other side of my farm business is goats milk products. This time of year I am kicking it into high gear getting ready for Holiday Markets, Open Houses, and Shows. One item that I make (knit or crochet) is a big supply of wash cloths. Usually out of organic cotton. I keep them simple because the only time I can knit or crochet is late evening after chores and dinner.
This year I am changing up what the cloths are made from. I’ve noticed many specialty facial and body cloths are made from a dense over twisted cotton and are sold as exfoliating cloths. Not being a super cotton spinner and not liking any of the yarns I had found in cotton to try that would accomplish a cloth that would be exfoliating too, my search brought me to Noil Silk – raw rough spun silk.
I’ve made a dozen or so of them and used one as a test. So far, after using it in the shower and laundering it 6 times – it’s definitely a winner! The cloth keeps it shape, of course no shrinkage and it maintains its exfoliating quality. I am only using yarns that are natural colored or natural dyed and organic.
From my standpoint…I think their great!
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Love the idea of a silk washcloth!
the silk sounds so luxurious-I think I’ll try making one for myself-thanks for the idea
It’s easy enough to do and I guarantee you’ll love it!
G’day, love the yellow yarn in your picture. Silk yarn, much check it out, that would be great for a lace scarf and for summer too. THanks for sharing and enjoy your day 🙂
Thanks for the comment. The yellow yarn was dyed with onion skin. I like the shade of yellow it produces better than commercial dyes.
now that is a fabulous idea!
Love this idea. Now its a luxury exfoliating cloth!