From Textile to Table — Challenge # 10
Buckle your seatbelts, this is a Prize challenge! Everyone who enters the From Textile to Table Challenge will get one chance in a random drawing for a $50 Michael’s Gift Card!
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Here’s a design Challenge that combines fresh fabrics and gorgeous tableware. A proper Design Junkie lusts after both. I know if I enter a fabric store without blinders and a focused list, I’m in trouble. Same goes for tableware, especially luscious, hand-painted dishes dripping with yummy hues. If only I had a butler’s pantry, I’d give Martha Stewart a run for her money.
Here at HomeWorkshop, we’ve worked on our own fabric designs; now let’s use a fabric design as inspiration.
I’ve been loving those big damask patterns you see on some home accessories, so I clicked over to Fabric.com and ordered up a pretty piece of “Polly Goes to Paris Damask” in Dark Chocolate. Hmmmm, is anyone else suddenly hungry?
Then my daughter and I motored over to our local paint your own pottery place, All Fired Up. She worked on a top-secret Father’s Day gift and I picked out an unusual boat-shaped dish, sort of a cross between a plate and a bowl.
I chose a small part of the damask motif and drew it on the dish in large scale. I’ve been trying to use restraint with my projects and I wanted something clean with a bit of color, so I left a good part of the dish unpainted.
I’m likin’ the result (top). Now I need to sew a table runner or large place mat out of the fabric and this will make a great appetizer serving dish for a summer party.
There’s your inspiration project. This week’s Challenge: Use a textile or fabric design as inspiration for a design on dishware. There’s no need to buy a new piece of fabric, you can get just as much inspiration from your tablecloth, a woven pillow on your couch, your sheets, or even your favorite bag.
Find a design you like and then adapt it for a dish, a plate, a bowl, even glassware. I chose to paint a ceramic dish at the pottery place and you can too, or you can use craft-store glass paints on a glass plate at home, or glass etching cream for a design on a pair of Martini glasses — you name it.
And everyone who enters by the deadline gets a chance to win the $50 Michael’s gift card!