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!


The Muse of The Day said...

I, too, love linen, there is something so timeless about it. Your paint job on it turned out great. I think putting the paint down in light wisps is better than blotted down as if silkscreened. It keeps it lighter, airier. What kind of paint did you use? I think having the fringe on the shorter sides only accentuates the shape of the table- good call. I am glad Spring is also arriving to your corner of the world. They say if you get a Spring cold, you will be healthy the rest of the summer. Sounds like a plan. Carolina

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

The painting is fab - what a great idea. I really like that motif you've chosen, very elegant, very spring! (Love the tulips too, gorgeous)