If you read my book reviews you might remember that I mentioned that I read The Art of Invisibility and consider it the most important book that I've read this year. I decided that all of my friends are getting it for Christmas this year. Maybe a few of them will actually read it!
But just in case they are disappointed with the book I thought it might be a good idea to wrap it in something hand made.....or at least dyed. That something turned out to be tea towels. The photo above is how I folded them.
Well, after the first dye I thought they were kind of bland so I refolded, clamped and dyed them again. I like them much better now!
I wrapped them around the books to be the wrapping paper. They are tied with the string that I use in shibori dyeing. Ahhh, what synergy!
Here they are wrapped and ready for last night's delivery. At least I know they like and will use the towels!
12/16/2017 10:38:38 am
The title of the book reminds me of one I read a few years ago. That one was a free ebook that was written anonymously. At the time I thought it was a bit "much" - but now I am reconsidering some of it.
12/16/2017 10:47:30 am
Love the towels - what a great idea!
12/16/2017 12:02:04 pm
So much nicer than using paper and tape that simply ends up getting destroyed in the end. Your friends will love their gifts I'm sure.
12/18/2017 09:24:25 am
The tea towels are beautiful! I just put in a reservation for the book at the library.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.