Last summer, I was obsessed with beets: Growing them, photographing them and eating them. So, its no shock that I used them as an inspiration for one of my summer printing projects.
To make these tea towels, I carved a couple of beet stamps out of “speedy carve” material, cut the “leaves” off from the beet part, and then used water soluble fabric inks to stamp each section separately. I printed golden beets, beet colored beets and a few beets with twisty trailing roots.
Like my other printing projects from the summer of 2013, I gave most of them away, so it was a surprise when I found this “bonus” tea towel, left over from last summer’s printing spree, and stashed in with my printing supplies.
I’m not sure if I’ll revisit this project in the next few months, or try something new, but I’m thrilled to have found this ‘bonus’ tea towel and thrilled to be giving it away! I’ll send this last beet- stamped tea towel to a randomly drawn winner. To enter to win this 100% linen, hand printed tea towel, please leave a comment below. Since there’s a holiday weekend coming up (in the USA atleast) I’ll randomly select a winner next Friday, July 11. If I don’t actually know you in person or Facebook, please make sure you include your email address in the comment form so I can contact you. (It won’t appear online.) I’m pretty sure the competition will be sparse so give it a try! I can promise you it’s really fun to win a giveaway, no matter what the stakes.
P.S. Looking at this now, makes me dream of the beets of last summer. Sigh.