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Season and serve your dishes with these stitched kitchen textiles and hand painted shakers

What you need...
  • Cruets, china
    Paints, Porcelaine 150, Pebeo, lapis blue, ivory, malachite green
    Tape, masking
    Peel-offs, lettering
    Sponge, pieces, small
    Craft knife
    Paintbrush, fine
    Buds, cotton wool
    Fabric: checked, blue; red
    Bias binding, red, 2mm
    Sewing machine
  1. Cruets - 1 Using peel-off letters, spell out the words ‘salt’ and ‘pepper’ at the top of the shakers. Cut masking tape, 1cm wide, and stick a length around the centre of each pot.

    2 Mix a small amount of blue, ivory and green paint onto a white plate. Once the desired shade has been achieved, dab around the top of the salt shaker and base of the pepper pot.

    3 Press the area with a dry piece of sponge to reduce the bubbles. Pour a little red onto the plate, then apply in the same manner to the remaining portions of the pots. Once dry, carefully remove the lettering and masking tape.

    4 Use a damp cotton bud to remove any bleeding underneath the tape or letters. Clean some of the edges with a fine brush and a little of the mixed paint. Leave to dry for 24 hours before baking according to the manufacturer's instructions.

  2. Oven Glove - 1 Using the template from the link above, trace and cut out two of the glove shapes onto both the blue checked and red fabric. Repeat the process on wadding, then place them so that they sandwich the fabric shapes.

    2 Pin the layers together. Stitch a 5mm seam allowance all the way around the edge, leaving the base open. Snip into the area at the lower part of the thumb and turn the glove right side out.

    3 Layer the two red pieces together, then tack around the borders, leaving a slightly larger seam allowance. Clip the thumb area in the same way and place the unturned glove inside.

    4 Pin the openings of both gloves together. Fold a length of binding in half, stitching along the edge. Make into a loop and pin to the outer side seam. Turn in the end of the binding and tack it to the inside of the glove.

    5 Wrap the bias over the raw borders and onto the checked side of the glove. Edgestitch the other glove shape in place. Finally, tease out all the curved edges and press to remove any creases.

  3. Pad - 1 Cut a square from blue checked and red fabric plus the wadding, then carefully round off the corners of each shape.

    2 Place the interfacing between the two pieces of fabric, then pin the layers together.

    3 Make a loop in the same way as for the glove and fix to one corner. To complete, add binding as before.

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