Tuesday, July 10, 2012
It's Shameless Commerce Tuesday. Today I'm giving you a sneak peak at a not-yet-listed item for my etsy shop, Pasque Flower Creations.
These 16"x16" (40.6 cm x 40.6 cm) handwoven cotton napkins are made from hand-dyed Guatemalan fabric woven on a treadle loom by weavers in the mountains of Guatemala. I fell in love with this colorful plaid fabric which I purchased from Debbie Maclin at http://www.etsy.com/shop/Spanglishfabrics.
I machine hemmed the napkins with a double 1/2" hem. The corners are mitered, and the miter junctures are hand stitched for extra durability. The napkins can be used as an eco-friendly napkin or as a basket liner for your favorite bread or scones.
The napkins will be sold in sets of two. These would be perfect as a hostess gift, housewarming gift, or holiday gift.
The fabric was prewashed with Retayne, a fixative that prevents bleeding in hand-dyed fabrics, before sewing. The finished napkins can be laundered by machine using cold water and a gentle cycle, and dried on the gentle cycle.
I'm waiting to list the napkins in my Etsy shop because I want to use FiestaWare as a photo prop in my photos. My quilting buddy, Sue, has an incredible collection of these brightly-colored ceramic dishes. It's been tricky arranging the photo shoot (crazy schedules!), but it will happen! If you're not familiar with this Made in the USA dinnerware, check out this website: http://www.fiestafactorydirect.com.
LeAnn aka pasqueflower