Sunday, October 23, 2011


Well, I'm so excited to be taking part in Leslie's handprinted: a fabric swap

I've had a really great day printing.  I'll admit I was full of apprehension in the last week or so about how I was going to go about printing on fabric and questioning whether my design is too simple.  My stamp was finished last week end and mounted on a good solid block of wood.

During the week I wondered into the newly located amitie and found some plain linen to use as my basecloth.  This is the fabric paint I purchased which I've not used before, apparently you just iron it to heat set it.

I tried to dab paint on with a little fabric bundle but that wasn't working for me (and no I don't have a rubber roller).  What I found to be ok was just painting with a brush directly onto my stamp, probably not the most conventional method but it worked for me.

and here you go, my repeating pattern.

The row of printing on the right in the pic below is the reverse side, I don't mind it - a little subtle.

The fabric has been heat set and cut into fat quarters, I'll be posting them out this week.


  1. it is SO GORGEOUS. very nani iro : ) i don't use my rubber roller (brayer) either, just use a foam brush to dab the paint on evenly. works really well and they have them at spotlight and art shops if you get up to more printing!

  2. I love that, you are very clever. And always so inspiring. X

  3. Thank you for the beautiful fabric. Even prettier in person

  4. Fabric swap is on again I've signed up. Love your last fabric offerings