Monday, June 12, 2006
Patriotic Tea Towel
Last Friday I mailed my last tea towel to my exchange partner in Florida. After a year of happily stitching, our tea towel exchange group is taking a break until autumn. I sent this tea towel off with mixed emotions. It is definitely primitive and quirky! The pattern is by "Pieceable Dry Goods" and has a tea and a patriotic theme. Since this exchange was for the 4th of July, I thought the design appropriate. The pattern was originally designed to be made into a sampler, stitched on tea dyed muslin and embroidered in brown. Because I was stitching on a pure white tea towel, I decided color would be nicer. I started with a red, white, and blue theme, but quickly came to the conclusion that I needed to make the stars yellow. Everything fell together from there. Although this tea towel is not technically 'color appropriate' for the holiday, I decided it would do because there are many colors, including yellow, exhibited in the magnificent fireworks of July 4!
Posted by La Tea Dah at 10:40 AM