a lovely pear

Now get your mind out of the gutter, I’m talking about the fruit. I know you are probably spellbound and totally curious about what I have to say about a pear, right? Or perhaps just a little interested? Or maybe I’d better just show you what I’m talking about so you can get on to another blog.

I bought some linen yardage that was woven in panels for tea towels. I cut them apart, hemmed them and decided to print them. Chose a pear to carve since there was one woven into the fabric, and pears have a great shape. Drew this in my sketchbook:

sketch of pears

Someone suggested that I print a variety of fruit images. (People who don’t have to do the work are always full of suggestions.) Next I transferred the image to my stamping material, carved the stamp and went to work with some textile ink. This is how the tea towels turned out:

printed tea towels

single pear printPerhaps not all that exciting, but a start. I’ve ordered and received a selection of textile inks, and I’m learning about mixing medium and pigments to create colors. My head is so full of ideas that I’m afraid it might explode, but as Martha would say, “That’s a good thing.”

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14 thoughts on “a lovely pear

  1. gelisgoodies says:

    I’m always amazed at the creativity of others…..I really love how these towels came out!

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  2. getsetandgo says:

    Lovely print. I’ll try this as well

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  3. I have never in my life put an iota of thought into tea towels until I read this post. Very cool tea towels Terri.

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  4. Nice and I have a whole tree full 🙂 Thanks! Maybe I will print with them on a stool that sits under mine 🙂

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  5. Elizabeth -Ellis says:

    Don’t fret! I really do think it a lovely pear! As a weaver I can appreciate the overflow of ideas that can be inspired by one seemingly inconsequential item. Who knew! A couple of years ago I put a warp on a loom and painted it then wove over it when it dried. That turned into a pair of wings. Cool thought processes. What next? (Oh yeah, Fibre Rules!!!)

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