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Introducing Napkins

Over the summer, I printed a few napkins and tested them at a few craft fairs and markets. The testing went well enough for me to develop a whole line of flour sack napkins. They measure approximately 18″ x 20″ and are on the same quality flour sack fabric that my dish towels are printed on. They sell in matching pairs and are available on either white or natural flour sack cotton in my Etsy shop:

I wanted to create complimentary pairs in case people wanted larger sets of napkins so I went with two trees (Ponderosa Pine and Cedar), two ferns (Rabbit’s Paw Fern and Umbrella Fern) and two herbs (Parsley and Dill).  Click on the image to view the larger version. If you are a buyer for a store and would like to see the most recent line list, click here. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */

All of these designs were created by using actual plants to burn the screens. The tree clippings were gathered from Grass Valley, which gave me a nice little excuse to get away for a few days. It was really fun to make these designs! Here’s some pictures of the process.

tree tops and chimney

Grass Valley rooftop. Plenty of trees to choose from.

pine close up

I wasn’t able to keep all those adorable tiny pine needle shoots.

pine vise

The pine needed to get flatter before I could use I so I made this little vise.

tree tops

Moody sky in Grass Valley.

pine screen burning

Burning a screen using a small pine branch.

fern long

I auditioned a few types of ferns.

Auditioning umbrella ferns.

Auditioning umbrella ferns.

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