Studio Patro began as the pattern studio of Art Director and designer Christina Weber in San Fransisco, who loves transforming her collection of leaves, maps, typography and architecture into prints, patterns and tea towels. It is now a collaboration of local friends, screeners and sewers who share a passion for creating high quality, enduring textiles.
I’ve been looking for a house warming gift since I will be visiting my good friend in her new home soon, and I think a bottle of wine wrapped in a beautifully designed tea towel with a set from Studio Patro would make a lovely little gift! Studio Patro suggests a number of different ways to use a tea towel, like using it as gift wrap, to frame as art, or to line a tea tray. I love that fabrics can function outside of what they’re made to do, it gives you a chance to get creative.
If you can’t visualize how some of these examples would work or see additional unconventional ways of using these tea towels, visit their site for examples of 12 different and unique ways to use their tea towels. Textiles are so versatile, and with such gorgeous prints and patterns, why not have fun with them and use them in new interesting ways! Can you think of other ways to use tea towels, or other fabrics in general?
(images: wendy nordeck for studio patro)