Thursday, February 9, 2012

fabric printing

Hey look! I said I'd be back and I am! Wow to be honest I've surprised even myself. I was sure I'd find something to drag be away from blogging yet again but it's proving surprisingly easy to sit here and type with a cup of tea despite baskets of dirty and clean washing overflowing within easy reach. Funny that.

So just another quick instalment of what I've been up to during my bloggy absence: today, a spot of fabric printing

fabric printing

First there was this leafy offering. Printed using a stamp I bought in Germany and a fabric ink stamp pad on a dark charcoal grey cotton. These were then shipped off to a few crafty buddies who, like me, snoozed and missed out on Leslie's fabric printing swap.

Another mini swap was organised soon after, this time with a theme: greyness. However, two of the participants were chosen at random to print in a colour (chosen by another participant), and guess what? I was one of those people.

My "blood blisters" fabric for the greyness swap

This time I used a stencil method (using contact paper as the stencil), and fabric paint sponged on to my favourite Kona Ash. The name "blood blisters" popped into my head as I was photographing these hanging on the line and try as I might to think of something slightly more, um, nice sounding alas, the name had stuck.

"blood blisters" all folded and ready to go

So there you have it. My first dabble into the world of fabric printing. I believe I may have caught the bug and have a sudden desire to kit myself out with screen printing supplies sometime soon.

p.s In my absence I forgot all about Our Creative Spaces. Pop on over there for some crafty goodness.


  1. "Blood Blisters" is just too fabulous. Don't you dare come up with anything 'nicer'. Watch out. That fabric printy bug bites with a vengeance.

  2. Love them both and I am with Tania. The name is perfect! :)

  3. They are both lovely. I did a screenprinting class last year, and while I haven't had time to delve any further.... it was so much fun!

  4. Looks good. I really like the bold red against the white, makes it stand out much better.


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