Tuesday, April 26, 2011
quick spring project
Happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a beautiful Easter! I had an annoying cold last week, but fortunately I was better in time for the holidays! We've been having beautiful weather here and I was itching to make something spring-related. But with my energy-levels still low from the cold, it had to be something quick and simple.
Enter the trusty table runner ...! I had painted this small piece of linen some time ago. I had wanted to experiment a bit with painting on fabric and creating a simple pattern and this is what I came up with. I've been reading some books by Lotta Jansdotter and I think it shows!
The drawing was really easy and I love the combination of the dove grey and the linen. Also, I wanted the brush-strokes to be quite thin and transparent to emphasize that it was painted on by hand.
I simply straightened the sides of the fabric and sewed a narrow hem. I fringed the short sides to play on the handmade and imperfect theme a bit more.
This little runner in combination with these beautiful tulips was just the right thing to celebrate the arrival of spring!