This fabulous project taught me lots and lots. There are a few aspects of this project where I will continue to find and apply solutions to perceived problems. I started by printing a small swatch of cloth, just to see if my color choices were pleasing. The Unitard is a ‘clothing blank’, made of cotton jersey,Continue reading “Handprinted Dharma Trading Unitard”
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The Final Carve?
This has been an interesting repeat to carve. I love floral motifs and roses printed on cloth. Carving a rose by hand is a great challenge. Drawing and depicting roses is not easy, there are so many curved petals! Then, you need to figure out how to carve it in an elegant hand. I likeContinue reading “The Final Carve?”
Bird Buta Baby Quilt needs a border.
I am fairly sure, I will stick with the above layout. But, I think it needs a border. I envision that each corner needs to be a complete circle and that some darker value Single Color All Over Prints are necessary to create contrast. So, I set to work printing more cloth, to help getContinue reading “Bird Buta Baby Quilt needs a border.”
Bird Buta Baby Quilt?
It is such fun to come to the making of the thing! You may remember when I was carving the Bird Buta motif or the printing of the Bird Buta. If you don’t, head over there and check it out. There is a great video in the first of the two links in this paragraph.Continue reading “Bird Buta Baby Quilt?”
Bird Buta fabrics printed in hope of making baby quilt.
As you know, I have been piecing, quilting and sewing up a storm. So this weekend, I took out my dyes, mixed a few colors and picked up the Bird Buta multicolor set I had been working on just prior to my sewing jag. I found all of the previously printed pieces, backtracked through myContinue reading “Bird Buta fabrics printed in hope of making baby quilt.”
Blowsy Rose hankies! An update.
In all, the Blowsy Rose print in Florabunda is a four color design, or as we call it in Playful Fabric Printing, a four color multicolor set. In this case, the set consists of one hand carved rubber layer and three fun foam layers that color the background, the leaves and the petals. In my opinion,Continue reading “Blowsy Rose hankies! An update.”
Printing with Intent
I plan to print 40 fat sixteenths in this carved rubber, buta motif, series ( for 2.5 yards). So far, I have printed 25 of the little fatties. So, I need 15 more. When I am finished printing these, I will use up the remaining dye with a single color all over print for anotherContinue reading “Printing with Intent”
Lace Swirl quilt complete!
Here is my first entirely hand printed quilt top using my Melly Marks Lace Swirl Kit! I am loving it, I love the movement of the zig-zag half square triangles, the gradation of colors, the simplicity too. Later in the process of making the quilt top, I nabbed a few handprints created using Swirl Vine Kit toContinue reading “Lace Swirl quilt complete!”
Considering Color and Placement
In learning to use the concepts Carol and I present in Playful Fabric Printing, I have done a lot of experimentation (we both have). In retrospect, as I ponder my approach to using dye paste and printing as is described in our new book, I would say, at first I was exuberant, I threw caution toContinue reading “Considering Color and Placement”
Stencils, Stamps, Thermofax, oh my!
Earlier this week, I started a Speed Print job using my Lace Swirl Kit and I spoke about the difference between using the L498 StencilGirl stencil and the Thermofax screen to color the swirl portion of the design. So, today, I wanted to update you and show you the difference between the two. The StencilGirl stencil allowsContinue reading “Stencils, Stamps, Thermofax, oh my!”