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Embellished Tea Towel-Christmas Holiday

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Embellished Tea Towel-Christmas Holiday
Swap Coordinator:tangledthreads (contact)
Swap categories: Sewing  Handmade  Embroidery 
Number of people in swap:5
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:September 11, 2010
Date items must be sent by:November 27, 2010
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Embellished Flour Sack Tea Towel Swap

Start with a plain white quality cotton flour sack tea towel.

No cheap, thin Dollar Store tea towels or the kind you get for 5 in a bundle from Wal-mart for $4.98.

Tea Towel Source suggestions:

Now you will create a Holiday Tea Towel that will be pretty, functional and durable for your partner to use in the kitchen for the Holiday Season. Think gingerbread house, santa, candy canes, christmas tree, christmas lights, reindeer, christmas packages, carolers, baby in a manger, Three wise men, sleigh, bells, pointsettia, drummer boy, holly, christmas ornaments, garland, etc. You can use fabric, embroidery, trims, crochet a pretty scalloped trim or applique. Be creative and use more than one of the options listed.

Here are some tutorials for embellishing a tea towel:

If you are unsure you will be able to produce a quality swap, please don't join this swap. We are looking for neat sewing and small embroidery stitches with neat knots. I am hoping to receive a beautiful tea towel that will brighten my kitchen and holiday season.

I will be checking flickr pics and profiles, I will use my discretion in banning swappers as ratings are not always what they seem. No newbies.

The design is sender's choice but must have a Christmas Holiday theme. You can post suggestions below of likes or dislikes but those are suggestions only.

Swap Graphic is from barncat1 on flickr.

Discussion

tangledthreads 08/21/2010 #

Dislike: Santa

Karenmomofthree 08/22/2010 #

Love this idea! Thank you so much for all the tutorials! I am now inspired!

ozduchess 08/25/2010 #

Will watch this one while I look for plain white t-towel. Never seen them, but never looked:) Let's hope I find them........fingers crossed

tangledthreads 08/26/2010 #

They are usually refered to as Flour Sack Tea Towels.

Adriadru 08/29/2010 #

Dislike: Santa, snowman and others "winter" desings. I love : bells, green christmas tree, nativity scenes, hearts etc.

eschiwal 09/ 1/2010 #

So cute, loved this, not crazy about the wacky dingo ball trim on one of the tutorials, note to partner, otherwise I love anything!

carlaw 09/ 4/2010 #

Dislike: snowman I love : bells, green christmas tree, nativity scenes, hearts, santa

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