Thursday, September 2, 2010

Latest Project: Garden Roses Tea Towels

For baby shower hostess gifts, I decided to try my hand at printing on fabric. I don't know why I haven't done it before now! For these prints, I designed and carved a stencil and either stippled or used a 4" foam roller to paint in the design on 24 x 26" Now Design floursack tea towels from Cook's Quarters.

Then I set the ink with an iron on high heat, front and back. After that, I folded them into thirds, rolled them, tied them up with yarn and a calligraphy nametag, and voila! Hostess gifts that were fun to make and are easy to use around the house.