10/05/2013

Inspired by: Tea Towels


It's again the 10th of the month and time for the "Inspired by" creation! Every month wonderful Marsha and I choose a subject to be inspired by. It can be anything like a movie (link) or a music style (link). Then we make something inspired by that theme or a piece of art and share it with you and each other on the 10th of the month. It used to be the 1st, but due to various DT commitments we both have, we moved the reveal to the 10th. Click here to see what Marsha has made this time!


This time the subject was tea towels! When we chose the subject I had many ideas - all connected with canvases and mixed media, but then I changed my mind completely and created something very different.

The story behind this is actually a need. I love to play with mixed media and usually have a rag hanging from my waist band while I create. One time I was keeping a workshop and cleaned all the gessoed stuff to the rag happily. But little did I notice that the rag turned around and the result was one pair of gessoed jeans. So I sewed an apron out of the towels to protect my clothes.

The apron is made out of three similar towels or actually two and a half. The towels are from a lot that got from my grandfather. There's at least a dozen of them. For the hem part I sewed two towels together and for the upper part I cut a towel in half, pleated the top part and sewed it to the hem part. The other half of the towel was intended for pockets. I transferred images to them, but the transfer medium made the pieces so hard, that they wouldn't suit to pockets. So there might be tea towel canvases later on after all!

6 comments:

  1. Another very clever idea!

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  2. Clever!!! And you've already used it! So cool that we both used 'heritage' tea towels, that we both sewed something (and usable too)!!!

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    1. Thank you!
      It's always so fun to see that there's some similarities in our projects :)

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