This is a recipe written in my Grandmother’s handwriting, which I turned into a linen tea towel. Cool huh? This was inspired by a post a couple of years ago on Spoonflower’s blog and I have turned the idea into a class, which is coming up in March. We will scan a recipe card and learn how to scale it up so it fills a fat quarter of fabric, perfect for a tea towel. Don’t have a recipe? You could also use a handwritten note, a signature, a quote, or a poem as long as it is something about the size and shape of an index card.
My recipe cards weren’t quite the right size ratio to fill the whole fat quarter – there was a little white space around the edges – so I made this simple gingham pattern to fill in the gaps and add a pretty border. You will learn how to do that too! This class is broken up into 3 class sessions. There is a gap before the last session so we have time to order our fabric and then meet back one more time so we can show and tell (or troubleshoot) and then I will demonstrate how to hem them (with pretty mitered corners) and show you some more great designs based on this same scanning and scaling technique.
You can register at Textile Center. Dates are Wednesdays March 25, April 1 and April 29 from 6-8 pm.