Hand-painted Linen Kitchen Towels & Napkins
In my kitchen, each season I change out accents to make the otherwise neutral room feel similar to that particular season. Little touches like adding clean colored kitchen towels and a stack of linen napkins could make a big difference in making the entire bedroom feel just like Spring, for case in point. To be able to match my seasonally evolving home, I have made a range of custom home linens that boast the best color combinations and hand-stitched monograms. On top of that, this job can be done by the most un-gifted artist.
- fabric paint
- painter’s tape
- drop fabric or craft paper
- linen fabric
- sewing machine
- a pair of scissors
Begin by reducing the linen into the size of that you’d like to try to make. For a napkin, a 20-inch square is a standard size, and 24 by 30-inches works ideal for kitchen towels. Allow 1-in. extra around the perimeter for the seam. Place a bit of craft paper on your own surface before beginning. Place the linen down and work with painter’s tape to create stripes. For a ‘plaid’ effect you’ll do the perpendicular stripes in split phases.
To help make the paint, mixture the color you’d prefer to use after that dilute it with 2 parts water. Dip your paint brush in the color, then dab off until the vast majority of the liquid can be off of the brush, leaving only a small amount coating the bristles. That is called a dry brush method. Lightly begin to brush the liquid on with actual strokes. Continue until each of the stripes certainly are a homogeneous color and strength.
Remove the tape and replicate to complete your decision on the pattern.
Allow paint dry for a number of hours.
Hem the edges of the linens with a 1/2 seam. Rinse in cold water and press.
I set an “H” monogram on our napkins with embroidery floss by using a simple running stitch.