Hand Printed Tea Towel

Posted 2013-07-02 by Jane Streetfollow


Hand printed tea towels make special gifts which can be easily posted to a grandparent or friend who doesn't live nearby. The printing process is cheap and easy and can be done with kids of all ages.

Time: 1 hour
Age: Any Age
Level: Medium

Materials
  • Polystyrene tray and ballpoint pen to make print block
  • Blank tea towel
  • Fabric paint
  • Paint roller

  • Blank tea towels can be bought cheaply online or from a print shop


    Method
  • Make a print pad by cutting a square from a polystyrene food tray and scoring an image with a ballpoint pen. Click here to see a tutorial .

  • We reused our polystyrene pineapple stencil for our tea towel print


  • Apply fabric paint to the print pad with a paint roller.



  • Press the print pad on to the tea towel and lift up.
  • Repeat with the same print pad or different print pads. You could use the same colour or make variations of similar shades like we did.

  • We used different shades of green and blue by mixing up blue, green, yellow, black and white fabric paint


  • Allow the fabric paint to dry.
  • Put a piece of paper over the finished tea towel and iron for several minutes to fix the fabric paint.

  • Iron the print to set the fabric paint


  • The tea towel can now be used, washed and ironed as usual.

  • Hand printed tea towel


    Older kids could also try lino printing .

    Why not make a pretty gift box , gift bag or wrapping paper for your tea towel gift? You could also make a greeting card or gift tag to go with it.

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    #paint
    #mothers_day
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    237984 - 2023-07-18 02:15:52

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