This is kind of a last minute project I came up with for Christmas gifts. I've done a little bit of fabric printing before so I decided to make tea towels out of 100% linen for my family and friends. I'm not sure how useful they are, maybe it needs a little fine tuning. They did turn out pretty, I think anyway, so maybe next time I'll find different fabric.
The first thing I did was come up with a design. I light bulb went on in my head when I was decorating my grandparents Christmas tree. It's covered in handmade beaded ornaments made by my great grandma. I love their vintage look, and I love how they sparkle on the tree! So I used that as my inspiration. I would like to do more with this possibly if I can make the time!
One of Great Grandma's Ornaments
Next, I photo copied the design from my printer, rubbed it on to my vinyl block and carved it out. Then I got out my screen printing ink, rolled it on and started printing. That's the basics, but it's not as easy as it sounds.
|Stack of Finished Tea Towels|
|I finished them with mitered corners. I found a good tutorial here!|
Most of the towels looked like the ones below with one repeat in the middle.