Friday, October 1, 2010

the versatile tea towel

Tea towels are a fantastic medium for any designer. The serve a traditional and practical function (as a dryer of dishes), but they are also a canvas for artistic expression. At the most basic level, tea towels are a lovely piece of fabric .... which means that you can do almost anything with them if you think outside the square. That's what Michelle from Poppy, Bean and Bloss did with a couple of my Red Vintage Tram Roll Menu tea towels - she used them to cover a light shade for her kitchen. How very cool!


I just love this picture from Michelle's blog post on this project - utter deconstruction. What a brave crafter!


Have a great Friday!





8 comments:

plushka said...

Oh, wow! Genius! I can totally see the light shade like this in our kitchen one day. Love this idea:)

Vic said...

OMG that is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! (...add exclamation points to infinity... and beyond...)

Thea said...

That is cool! x

GeorgyG design said...

What a great idea. I certainly love the tea towel I have bought from you and can't wait to put it on the wall in my kitchen once the reno is over.

june at noon said...

I saw these when she posted them and just loved how she used them. Brave indeed, though, as I would've struggled to make that first cut!

Christina said...

Fabulous. There would have been a little sad tear in my eye as I cut into them and a happy tear when I saw the finished result!! :)

74 Lime Lane said...

what a great project! clever crafting

Chantal said...

Definitely both clever and brave. I doubt I would have had the courage to do that, but what a great result!