Deck Towel towel featured on Frolic! blog.
Pretty linen towels that could be used for all manner of beach blankets, tablecloths, picnic blankets, and more.
Air is better islanutor than water. When you fill the air pockets in the cloth with water, you have turned the cloth into a much better conductor of heat, when what you need is something that does NOT conduct the heat of the hot pan. Also, a wet cloth is slippery. The hot dish could slip right out of your hand and splash boiling juice all over you, burning you.