I've been playing with my scrap stash to prepare for the markets. Rag rugs and hand painted potholders with fabric appliqué getting ready to be made up for the stall - And a couple for a swap. My store Hilda and Lillian will be at the Cabarlah markets on the 26th February, 2017.
Hope everyone is having a good day or evening where ever you are.
Winter has arrived and the days have been cold, wet, and windy. It is a good time to stay indoors when possible. My garden is loving the rain.
Meanwhile I have been doing some mix media painting. I'm on a Folk Art style at the moment and using up scrap supplies. I used up alphabet letters I have and had to cut some down and rearrange the letters to make the letters I didn't have. The word 'little' uses L's for T's and F's for the E.
The video below shows how I go about creating the art.
I hope everyone is having a good day or evening where ever you are.
How to sew a fabric edging to a tea towel Materials needed:
Tea towel. I used the ones from our cheap stores here. They come in a pack of three or five for a couple of dollars. I pre-wash and iron everything before use.
Any scrap of fabric that will match the bottom width of your tea towel. You can patch together scraps of fabric to make up the length and width you need.
Usual sewing equipment: Scissors, pins, thread, ect.
If you don't have a sewing machine this can also be done by hand.
Step 1: Unpick the bottom edge of the tea towel.
Step 2: Unpick the sides of the tea towel. Making it long enough to match the height of your combined fabric edging.
Step 3: Choose scraps of fabric long enough to go across the width of the tea towel. I had fabric left over from the baby quilt and the kitty baby bib on my Etsy store. Add in extra length for when you have to fold over the edges towards the seams.
Step 4: Your first scrap of fabric fold together and match the raw edges toget…