HAND-STAMPED NAP­KINS

These rus­tic linens have a pared-back coastal style and will suit an al­fresco ta­ble

Country Living (UK) - - A Month In The Country -

1 Lay one to two me­tres of un­primed cot­ton can­vas flat on a ta­ble. Us­ing a ruler and tai­lor’s chalk, mea­sure out each nap­kin, de­cid­ing how many you will need and the size you would like. Nap­kins are usu­ally between 45cm-50cm square. 2 Cut along the chalk lines us­ing fab­ric scis­sors. 3 Ma­chine-sew along all four sides of each in­di­vid­ual nap­kin, 1cm in from the edges us­ing blue thread. 4 Cre­ate the frayed edges by gen­tly pulling out the threads from each edge, in the same di­rec­tion of the cut can­vas, re­mov­ing the threads al­most up to the stitched lines. 5 Choose the word­ing for each nap­kin. De­scrip­tive quotes and favourite sen­tences from books, songs and po­ems can work well for this. 6 Use al­pha­bet stamps and an ink pad suit­able for use on fab­ric (avail­able from en­glish­stamp.com) and care­fully print the word­ing onto each nap­kin. 7 Fix the ink in place us­ing an iron. 8 Roll up each nap­kin and tie with string to fin­ish be­fore putting be­side each ta­ble set­ting.

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