We have some well and truly pre-loved towels in this place. My beloved calculates that these are close to 30 years old.
I regard them as quick drying, even if they are fraying at the edges! I use them at the beach, or at exercise group. Other people pull out a plastic yoga mat and I pull out one of these. This winter, they were thinner than previously and when it was wet, other women in the group felt sorry for me. One offered me a spare yoga mat. I just don’t fancy it, though I am grateful for her generosity. The more times I think ‘plastic is forever’ the less I want unnecessary plastic in my life, on top of all the plastic there already is and has been.
I decided to just stitch the two thinnest towels together and bind the edges to deal with the fraying. I chose a nice thin fabric for the binding. I think I made a shirt out of this… over twenty years ago… but there was enough left for binding. So I practised up my binding skills.
Stitched on the first side…
And machine stitched the second edge down. So… it will dry more slowly, but hopefully everyone can relax about my yoga mat now!