Our Be Still 52 homework assignment was to make something and then use that something in a still life. I’d been looking for either a tea towel or napkins that looked like blue ticking, but could not find any so I decided I would make my own blue ticking tea towel! Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve been in a fabric store so I got a little carried away and bought 2 yards of blue ticking, a red and white check fabric, and a nice striped fabric. I then pulled out my roto trimmer, mat, and guide that I haven’t used since my serious quilting days and began cutting.
I also decided to cut off the selvage, and instead of hemming the “tea towels”, I decided I’d like the edges frayed so I ran them through the washer and dryer, which did a fine job of fraying the ends.
And now I have several “tea towels” to use in still life work, like this one here.
Of course I have way more than I need so am tying the rest into bundles that I will probably give away at some point.
I am looking forward to using these towels in my food photography as well, like this one
You know I used to be able to whip up a batch of biscuits in about 10 minutes, then pop them in the oven. This batch took an hour because I had to stop so many times to take pictures! If you are a photographer looking to slow things down and be in the moment…do food photography!
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