28 December 2009
Post-Christmas Post #2: Screen-Printed Dishtowels
My biggest hand-made project this Christmas was a series of screen-printed dishtowels. I was inspired by the work of Sally Shim and Elizabeth Bentz, and motivated by the Crafty Women. We had a screen-printing day over Thanksgiving break and I printed about 15 dishtowels. Some were plain white pre-made towels, but my favorite were the ones I printed onto a natural cotton-linen blend and cut out and hemmed myself. I imagine that they could last a life-time.
The leaves are Ash. The droplets are rain or coffee or...whatever you imagine...but they symbolize Portland for me.