This time last year I mentioned in a post that I had seen a craft idea using souvenir tea-towels, but that the supply of them in my local charity shops seemed to have dried up. Some very kind people sent me some – and now I can reveal what I have been doing…
First take a Boden catalogue [it is the ideal size for this] and cut triangles, from the top two corners of the page down to the bottom centre. Like this – till you have a large stack of triangle templates.
But in the end I decided against the horizontal and vertical and went for a slanted layout.
I cut these out, and then cut out a similar number of triangles from some pretty blue printed fabric which has been in my stash for ages. You don’t need much – just another piece the same size as the tea towel.
Then I sewed them in pairs, and attached them to a 6 metre length of pale pink corset ribbon.
[I was given a huge reel of it years ago, by someone who had formerly worked in the Leicester clothing industry, employed by Symington’s corsets!] And now I have some lovely holiday bunting to hang at Cornerstones.
Here it is outside – front and back views
This is not the final place where I plan to hang it – I just draped it from the gate to the garage door to get a photo!