Saturday, September 13, 2008

Fabric teapots

Remember when I told you about High Fiber Diet's teapot challenge? The resulting teapots were revealed this week at the Columbia Stitchery Guild's quarterly meeting.

There weren't very many, but I think the members really enjoyed them.

Here is Gerrie's. Isn't it wild and crazy? I love it. Sorry I cut off its spout in the photo.

I really liked Karen Miller's teapot too. It is a reproduction of an antique Japanese teapot her grandfather brought from Japan. She said it was a family treasure. Her indigo dyed and Katazome stenciled fabrics seemed perfect for teapots.

She sent me this photo of her creation along with the original and gave me permission to post it here.

Here's a closeup of my teapot.

This was really a lot of fun!


  1. Wow! Those are really beautiful.

  2. These are wonderful! I've seen fabric bowls before, but never teapots. I have a large collection of blue and white teapots. China, of course. Now I think I need a fabric one. Are there patterns for these anywhere?

  3. Echoing Kristin - WOW! They are wonderful and so creative. Happy anniversary on your blog! Cheers.

  4. Anonymous5:22 PM

    Wow to the 3rd degree!
    Is that done with starch and wire?
    (not that you'll give away secrets)
    Congrats on your 3 year anniversary!

  5. Fabulous! It looks to me like you had nine teapots (including those who didn't go 3D). I think that's a pretty good turnout. What's next?!

  6. Terry, those are really fabulous! I'm trying to see what you have on the leaves of yours. I think one is a lady bug. Is the other a praying mantis? I tried to enlarge your photo, but it didn't help. Those are really nice. Yes, I too would love to know your techniques in making them 3D.


  7. Gorgeous. I was never turned on by the fabric bowls, but these really rock! Congrats on year 3

  8. Oh I love the fabric teapots! They're all great, but my favorite is Karen Miller's...what a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing once again...

  9. Anonymous4:13 AM

    These are delightful. Yours reflects the zen-like quality of some of your other work. Shall we have make-believe tea, my dear?