Hello, my friends. I can't believe how fast the first week of 2013 flew by. This time of year always finds me organizing and planning, fighting off the feeling of being overwhelmed. I thought I'd share with you a timely project, that couldn't be simpler. Who doesn't like simple?
Do you remember the calendar tea towels from long ago? They're unusually well represented at every thrift store, especially from the 1960's - 1970's. Well, a number of designers still produce them annually. Find one you like and...
It's a simple matter to stretch a tea towel on an artist's ready-made canvas. Most craft store sell them at a reasonable price, especially if you're able to procure the ubiquitous weekly coupon.
I did two last year, with both a Christmas tea towel and a 2012 calendar. As I'm not planning on displaying the 2012 tea towel again, I'm recycling the canvas for this one.
your preferred tea towel,
some water or ironing spray,
and big surface on which to work.
If you'd like, you can elect to wash your tea towel and iron it while it's damp. I personally prefer to work with it new, as the manufacturer's sizing and crispness is still intact.
It helps to iron in a sunny spot. I don't mind ironing if I've a view, and the sun is shining.
Simply iron all of the fold marks out, making it perfectly flat. Lay your tea towel face down on your table, place the canvas on top, and pin into place stretching as you go. Periodically, check to make sure you're happy with the spacing. Could not, be simpler.