handprinted fabric swap: my prints

1.06.2012

Well, here's what I've got so far.  Definitely think I need a lot of work, although I really did enjoy carving the blocks for printing.  I think I'd like to do a few for stamping on paper, I've got a couple quirky little drawings I think would be fun to stamp up!
I think it would also be amazing to give screen printing a try one of these days, too.  But I think I've got to carve out some space to do some printing, at least somewhere the beagle won't step in what I'm doing.
Printing was pretty fun, but the design part, whew, it was a challenge.  I think 9 out of 10 times something I would sketch up would be similar to some fabric I already know and love.  So these little flowers and half circle crosses is what came out.  I'll print one more fat quarter tonight hopefully and then ship them on their way tomorrow.

white ink on natural colored linen/cotton blend.
read more about the handprinted fabric swap here

have a great weekend everyone!

20 comments :

  1. great job! I like your sweet designs. And I didn't know you have a beagle!

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  2. I like the idea of printing and creating your very own fabric. The possibilities are endless.

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  3. That is the coolest ever. You should think about submitting a design to Spoonflower. I think they might like the designs.

    Susan K

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  4. I love your stamped fabric! And for me, there is nothing like hand carved stamps and the fabric or paper you can make with them! :)

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  5. That looks like such an interesting swap, looking forward to seeing the last print!

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  6. I think it looks great..like you've been doing it for years!

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  7. Anna, those look like they will be great prints.
    I was wondering if you got my email where I sent you a picture of the wallet I sewed.....to show you I follow you!
    knackfulknitter(at)gmail.com

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  8. What a great idea! The fabric is fabulous.

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  9. love the idea and the result!! thanks for sharing!

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  10. I really, really like the fabric you printed! Very simple, but elegant and soothing.

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  11. Great job on the prints! I love the light, natural feel to them.

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  12. i have a bunch of stamps i've carved but i never get around to stamping fabric. thanks for some inspiration :)

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  13. Very Cool idea....especially good to jazz up fabric your not so crazy about!

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  14. Thanks for sharing - very beautiful and original looking. Can't wait to see your prints evolve over time.

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  15. Ahhh I love it! That's my weekend project planned! You've done a beautiful job! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. i think these are great!! i especially love the half circle design, very cool.

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  17. Oh, they're wonderful! Great work, Anna. I love the simplicity of them, and can't wait to see more!

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  18. Thanks for sharing your prints and for this great inspiration! I finally tried some handprinting myself and can say: it is really fun!

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