Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Project #4: Dish Cloths

November 22, 2009 is when I completed these towels (also the day I got engaged!)

So I wanted to screen print on towels something that matched my friends and families kitchens or something that at least matched their personalities.

This is the first one I made, it is for my almost in-laws (!) I wanted this to have a traditional feel like their kitchen, so I did their monogram and some curls behind it. But I think my mistake was using black and grey paint. It has a modern feel now.
The next two are for my sisters. I just mixed some paints and got a color I liked and made something really simple with their addresses on it.

This one is for the BFF. It has her colors in it and a simple modern design. This was my fiance's favorite.
This next one is for my friend who has a black and pink kitchen and loves vintage kitschy things and cats. So I hope she likes this too.

For my brother, the graphic artist, nothing seemed cool enough. So I put it off and put it off. I remembered this technique of sewing yarn on fabric that I am planning on using on another Christmas Gift later on...(Found in The Big Ass Book of Crafts by Mark Montano) and thought it would be awesome to do on the tea towel. So I pulled out my 100% cotton yarn and made this...

Here is the close up.
You just zigzag over it. I did the 3 stitch zigzag and it looks awesome if I do say so myself.


  1. I totally love mine. I put it out in my kitchen and it looks so good there! I'll try to take a fan pic for you. :-)

  2. I love mine too! And my magnets and my homemade body scrub! Even though the cat licks it off my legs...

    I'm also most impressed by that crayon project!!