Beginnings of a tea towel

In a moment of inspiration from the supremely talented Tania (Myrtle & Eunice), I signed up for Soozs tea towel swap. Love a good swap, I do. I had all sorts of grand plans for screen printing but then I had a change of heart. I’ve been very into stamps for a while now but just haven’t really managed to do anything crafty with them. I remembered that Dudley Redhead had little sets of blocks and carving tools on her stand at Sitches and Craft back in August and I quizzed her about stamping on fabric. It seems the Japanese do it all the time.

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So my current plan is to try my hand at stamping on linen tea towels. Well I’m going to have a go… and if it all turns pear shaped I’ll go back to the nice people who make a stamp for you from an illustrator file. I have 10 tea towel blanks to play with and just have to hope at least one of them is decent enough for a swap. I’m thinking owls, but this could also turn to mushrooms as well, given my mushroom fetish at the mo.

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10 thoughts on “Beginnings of a tea towel

  1. Oh you can’t fail with owls!! I did hand stamping or as i call it ‘poor man’s screen printing’ today & to avoid the effort of making a perfect pattern, i go for a bit of a random look. Works nicely on clothes!! Love Posie

  2. Ok, so obviously I need to get my butt into gear. But I find I work best under pressure, so I might hold off starting on my tea towels until the night before they need to be posted! No, I’m joking. Maybe. Ok, I’ll probably start the week before I need to send them.

    Oh bother.

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