Friday, August 22, 2014

I'm so nice

I made my husband 14 new dish towels! 

The solid green ones are pique. When I inherited the fabric from Gwen it was white. I dyed it with regular old Rit dye in apple green. It was a dismal dull dirty blue green almost like hospital scrubs, only uglier. If I ever saw an apple that color I would not eat it!  I over dyed it with lemon yellow. It became exactly the color I hoped for in the first place. I left the selvedges on and simply serged the other edges. 

The chinoiserie print are 100 percent linen home dec samples from the free table. They are tea towel weight and perfect for covering bread dough. I made fancy mitered corner hems on these.

My husband looks very handsome with a dish towel in in hand!

1 comment:

  1. I love that you made these for your husband! I can't quite imagine the horror of the original dye lot but this is a great save. I think household appliances and cleaning products in general add a lot to the handsomeness of a man.