The guild's president's challenge for 2013 was to weave (or otherwise make) kitchen towels to be completed by the February 2014 monthly meeting. To be honest, I had no interest in this challenge when it was announced last year. I had so many other projects on my list to complete already that I initially chose not to participate.
But... with the purchase of my new-to-me 24-shaft loom, suddenly (once Christmas projects were complete, etc.) in January, kitchen towels seemed like a good exercise to become more familiar with my loom and with what 24-shafts can do in terms of structures on the same straight threading.
Warp: 10/2 mercerized white cotton set at 30epi
Weft: 10/2 unmercerized blue (denim made from 2 different blues)
Width on loom: 16"
Length of warp: 7 yards
Completed towels: 10 approximately 16"x22"
For the drafts, I downloaded a number of .wif files from handweaving.net. I used some of the drafts for the body of the towels and tried others out for accents. I wove all the hems in doubleweave - some in doubleweave twill, some in double-plainweave. Handling the hems this way made it possible to turn the hems into the towel so that both faces of the finished towel could be considered the 'right' side.