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I got a bit side-tracked with some other work, but I still have 2 more concepts in the progress, they just need some polishing up. Here is an easy one, but expresses the atmosphere of our sunny winter mornings so much.

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This one took me over few days, actually weeks to complete. I am still not sure if I am going to stretch it on the frame or just clean the edges and hang as it is. If you would like to make one for your self, read my tips bellow.

alphabet linen simple poster

Process
I have started with dying the white linen with few teabags, to get more natural color.

linen

The font I used is Helvetica Light, print the size you desire and trace on the tissue paper. My letters are 4 cm high, 32×25 cm is the size of whole alphabet. This fits on two 8.5 x 11 pages.

Follow the lines with your sawing machine. Keep threads long enough to pull them to the back with a needle later on. Gently tear all the paper off.

Pull the thread from the front to the back with a needle and make a not. Yes, it is a lot of work, but you will get very clean looking letters in the front.

Iron and you have your own linen alphabet kitchen towel! Hopefully after all the work you will hang it on the wall rather then use it around the kitchen. Happy crafting!

alphabet linen simple

I am in the process of creating an alphabet poster for Lukas’s room. No matter how many times you actually say or sing the alphabet song, once in a while I forget what the next letter is. So it’s really handy to have one on the wall. I came up with many different concepts and instead of picking just one, I have decided to attempt all my ideas. Every day this week I will post one, so come back if you want to see more. Today’s graphic is inspired by Wassily Kandinsky, Squares with Concentric Circles.

I had these circles lying around for a while. They are cutouts from my hanging nests. I never throw anything away without trying to repurpose. So finally got to make something out of these. A trivet.

 

I really love this this piece because I worked with what I had only, which resulted in having this crazy color scheme, I would normally not go for, but love the outcome anyways. The inner cuts in the circles also resulted in this unique pattern. You can use this trivet on both sides. The other side shows the stiches in gray, and I wish I would use different color thread so it would stand out even more. Well, next time. I am thinking about making something similar for the shop, but improved and possibly not as multicolored.

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