A marriage gift for sustenance
Posted: 21/10/2009 Filed under: Crafting, Design | Tags: green, napkins, sewing, sustainable
Made from remnants of my fabric stash, and vintage finds from my mom's old stash, I made these napkins to be a set, but not necessarily to match.
A friend from college got married this past weekend, and to celebrate the wedding, I decided to make them a gift that I felt resembled their identity as a couple. They own a Smart Car, he’s a chef specializing in local foods, and she more than anyone else I knew has taken great steps toward environmental sustainability. I decided to make them fabric napkins both to honor his vocation and their mutual commitment to a “green life.” When I was finished, I had a hard time giving away the gift that resulted!
Like the napkins, this potholder and all the fabrics used in this project were recycled.
I used the third component of the package, a picnic placemat, to wrap the gift, eradicating the need for wrapping paper which would have eventually been discarded. The picnic placemat includes a pocket for utensils and a ribbon sewn on the side to package one's lunch, sandwich, or fruit.
The napkin rings were a fun find at a vintage store. They're Danish Teak.