Well, I was so inspired by the rustic linens at Le Marché St. George recently, I finally got around to finishing these.
And it’s safe to say that I LOVE them.
They are an offshoot of the “EAT” napkins we made in Everyday Eden (page 172, if you’re curious).
These are 100% pure white linen, cut into squares (well, not actually squares, these ones are 14X20 inches… but you could do squares if you wanted to and 12 inches is considered standard). After cutting, I washed them and trimmed the excess threads to get a nice little fringe going.
Then I dyed them in black tea (yes, straight from the teapot) to give them that sweet antique look.
Finally, I used stencils and matte charcoal fabric paint to number them, 1-8. It was really quick! You don’t even have to press them. They look better rumpled, I think.
They are meant to be a gift, but it’s going to be hard to part with them…
Wouldn’t they be great for a solstice party or a garden soirée?
I’m going to have to make another set!