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Super + Super – printed tea towel tutorial

26 October 2014 One Comment

Never ones to do things by halves, entrepreneuring craft duo Super+Super have released not one but two craft books as their publishing debut. Printmaking and Embroidery (each £12.99 and available on Amazon.co.uk), are packed with original projects to help readers up-cycle their home décor and wardrobes and create unique gifts.

Super + Super printmaking book

Each book reflects Super+Super’s ethos of crafting in good company, with projects quick and straightforward enough to be completed in a weeknight or over a weekend with friends, making them perfect for birthdays and hen parties. And as friends of VB, the girls have agreed to let us publish our two favourite tutorials. First up, the bold and bright apple tea towel…

Super + Super printmaking book - apple teatowel project

What you need

  • Cotton tea towel
  • Apple
  • Knife
  • Tweezers
  • Red and green fabric ink

Super + Super printmaking book - apple teatowel project

1. Start by covering your work surface with newspaper, then lay your tea towel down flat. Cut the apple in half and keep the stem to one side. Pour the red ink into an old saucer and dip the apple in it.

Super + Super printmaking book - apple teatowel project

2. Push the apple firmly onto the bottom left corner of the tea towel. Hold for a few seconds. Repeat this step and print up the left-hand side of the tea towel.

Super + Super printmaking book - apple teatowel project

3. Using tweezers, dip the apple stem into the green ink and print the stem onto each apple print. Once the ink is dry, seal it by covering with a cloth or paper and ironing.

Tip: Try using pears to make a pair of fruity tea towels!

Printmaking and Embroidery by Claire Culley and Amy Phipps and published by GMC (£12.99, www.thegmcgroup.com)

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  • Cara said:

    so cute! I’ve used oranges and lemons before to print with, but it somehow never occurred to me to use apples or pears. I might make myself a whole fruit salad now!

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