Materials: 1 yard solid cotton or linen, scissors,
sewing machine and thread, a selection of leaves, newspaper, sponge brush,
fabric paint, brayer, iron, rotary cutter and mat
Start by making your napkins -- cut the
fabric into four 17 x 17-inch pieces. Make the edges by first folding the side
1/4 inch and pressing, and then folding over another 1/2 inch and pressing.
Repeat on all sides of each napkin and sew down all edges. Once your napkins
are done, lay some newspaper down on your table to minimize the mess and begin
to daub fabric paint onto one of your leaves. Before the paint dries, flip the
leaf over onto the fabric and roll a brayer over the leaf to print it. Continue
with your leaves, alternating shapes and colors until you're happy with the
design, and iron on the wrong side of the fabric to set the paint.
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