Saturday, 25 July 2009

hanabi print tea towel




Screen printed by hand on cotton/linen blend fabric in bone. I even made the tea towel! Now that was a lot of fun. It didn't take long for my teenage memory of sewing to kick in again once I put my hands on a sewing machine. The tea cup in the first pic is one of my favourite pieces from a pottery village called Shigaraki near Kyoto.

Hanabi means fireworks in Japanese. Thanks to hiki-san for the name suggestion.

14 comments:

  1. beautiful! will they be for sale on your etsy too i hope!

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  2. Thanks so much ii ne :)
    These are prototypes and once I'm really happy with them they will be for sale in my shop.

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  3. the tea towels are striking and beautiful. the pieces of pottery and pear on them makes for compelling photographs!
    :-)

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  4. They look so good all printed up. And you made the teatowels? Impressive.

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  5. hey - they look gorgeous - and congratulations on the sewing machine purchase! found any good vintage patterns yet?

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  6. yes! i really think hanabi sounds perfect for this :) I love your cup too!

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  7. Wonderful pattern, and great name!

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  8. Thanks to everyone for your lovely comments. It's so heartening. Really.

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  9. Very beautiful! So happy - so hanabi!

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    Annie

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  11. Great job, looks fab. I loved seeing the progress of this pattern to finished product.

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  12. Kylie, I love your screenprinted tea towel. It's gorgeous.... It's been a while since I've really read any blogs, so I might just get a wriggle on and catch up with more of your posts! Take care.... Kristina.

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  13. Hey there,

    I'm interested in using some of that fabric to print on myself down the track. I hope it's okay to ask, if you could share where you purchased it from?

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