I was so thrilled to receive a beautifully embroidered tea towel from my DIL, JLynn, for Christmas.
What did I immediately think of when I saw it? Chicken wire! Yes. That was the first thought that popped into my mind. In fact, I thought she may have laid a piece of chicken wire down on the tea towel to trace, but she said, "No, they're hexagons." Right! Hexagons! I was gifted the red, orange, yellow towel -- the warm colors.
I was so fascinated with the gradient chicken wire hexagons that I wanted to try it for myself. I laid a ruler down on the towel first to give myself a straight line and then proceeded to trace around 1.5" hexagons straight across the entire width of my tea towel, and let me tell you, these are some wide tea towels -- 32". I made five rows, stacked on top of each other, and then numbered them all so I wouldn't get mixed up. I went around each hexagon with a color and the one next to that row got a part-round of the neighboring color, and so on, to all the other rows. This way it looks gradient.
I'm working on more chicken wire tea towels but they will have some missing hexagons here and there. They might look something like bee hives, but again, a gradient color choice. I'm using a multi-colored green floss on the new towel over all. It's turning out nicely, I think. The green towel you see here was a gift to JLynn.
I've been using my time before lambing to work on my embroidery, and I'm really enjoying it. I also hope to finish my string baby quilt which is waiting to be quilted and bound. That'll be another fun project to complete. Do you have any fun projects you are tackling just now?