DIY: Block-Printed Tea Towels, Inspired by Moses Eaton
Block prints are far from new, but they’re certainly having a moment.
For an old-meets-modern take, take a page out of the summer section of our new(ish) book, Remodelista in Maine. Inspired by classic New England folk artists like Moses Eaton, whose whimsical motifs decorated the walls of many a Northeast farmhouse, our own Justine Hand created a modernized, tone-on-tone block-print tea towel. The designs work on kitchen linens, napkins, lampshades, shams… and make a charming host gift, too.
Here’s Justine’s DIY:
- Cotton or linen tea towel, washed and ironed
- Masking or painter’s tape
- Stencil adhesive
- Moses Eaton stencil (available from mbhistoricdecor.com)
- Textile paint
- Shallow dish for paint
- Large flat-tipped paintbrush or sponge
- Paper towel
The Finished Product
For more, see pg. 58-59 of Remodelista in Maine (and page through for DIY projects for every season).
Plus, more DIYs from our archives:
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