Showing posts with label Handprinted fabric. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Handprinted fabric. Show all posts

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Screen printing

Just been sorting through some photos on the computer and I came across my Screen printing ones that I meant to post about ages and ages ago but never got round to it!
I think my new found love of Quilting got in the way!
This reminded me that I must dig out all my bits and pieces and finish off some of my projects!
Screen printing, appliqué and machine embroidery project ~
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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A post a day!

Blimey - either someone has put something in the water around here or the new year has done something funny to me!!
I've posted every day since the start of 2010!!
Now I know that's only 5 days but heck that's unusual around here! (Therefore I may just have to disappear for the next month or so to recover!! He He!!)

At the end of 2009 I completed my second course in Exploring Textile Techniques. I did lots more lovely screen printing, learnt about lino printing on fabric and paper and made some yummy felt!
These are just a few images of some of my pieces - I now just need to actually use the fabric to make something!!

Have fun, and yay just looking out my window and there are a few flakes of snow falling!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Looking back to look forward!

At the start of this year I took up an evening class in Exploring Textiles - adding colour to fabric. This was the work from the first term - it's always good to see the progress made and cringe at some of the work at the time I thought was good!

I was definitely in a bright colour mood!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The fabric keeps on coming!

Yep - even more hand printed fabric! I love the way the little trees block turned out, so went mad printing this piece of fabric. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Hello December!

As usual time has flown by, Christmas is closer every day and the weather has got a tad chillier!
So much still to do, so much I want to do - can I have a few extra hours for a Christmas pressie!?

Coming to the end of my Textile printing class and so behind posting photos. Here are a few of the not so nice piece of fabric that I over printed onto. So much better!

Until next time...

Monday, November 23, 2009

Not love at first sight!

This is a piece of fabric that I printed several weeks ago.
I used disperse dyes direct onto the screen using a sponge and a bit of a spatter effect. Left this to dry and then this was transferred to the fabric.
It was ok, not too good, definitely not love at first sight!
Left it alone for a while, and now I have over printed onto it and it is much better.
Will let you know what it looks like soon!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Catch up on Printing

A while a go I posted some photos of fabric that I had printed and I've had a few emails asking how I did it.
This was me experimenting with a range of techniques to create different textures in the actual printing.
First I started with a blank lino block, from which I then cut out my design.

Using the lino as a stamp I covered it with a disperse dye. This type of dye you paint onto paper with, let this dry and then using a heat press (or iron) transfer the image onto fabric.
So once my paper was dry it was onto the fabric. The only downside I can see is that the dyes only transfer the vibrant colours onto synthetic fabrics. You can use natural fabrics but it comes out very faintly.
The positive side is that every little cut from the lino appears in the print which gives it great texture and once the design is transferred that's it! It is completely dry straight away and is also heat fast.

So from the paper to the fabric. I now just need to come up with an idea of what to do with the fabric!

I've also used this design on a screen print which I am really pleased with - will take some photos and post soon!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Power Printing!

It's been a late one tonight as I had my Printing class. So much fun!
Now there are those of us that like Power walking or running but that is just not for me - but Power Printing - Yay!!
Quick post of photos to show you what I got up to before I head to bed.

Really pleased with how some of my ideas turned out, some need a bit more work but they might grow on me!
Will fill in with all the details later. Very tired and ready for bed!

Friday, July 31, 2009

From Sewing reels to fabric!

This was my favourite technique learnt at my textiles evening class - using photo sensitive emulsion to screen print.
I had to find an image to use on my screen. Now I wanted the fabric to be me so there was no chance of just using an Internet or book image so I went around my house taking loads of photos to be used as an image. This was my favourite:

I then decided to try out some text so typed up a bit of textiles related wording.
Then it was onto the screen:

Prepping up my fabric ready to go!

Then screen printing madly with a range of colours and I absolutely love the result!!

A close up shot of a piece that I then made into something. Check in tomorrow to see the results!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Over printing

I did not get as much time as I would have liked over printing onto fabric and seeing what great effects it can lead to - this was my problem as once I had completed a first print that I really liked I did not want to change it!!

I did however overprint onto the piece that had the join lines. I tore up strips of paper as a kind of stencil and placed these randomly on the fabric and then printed over the top. I am really pleased with the results and now just need to get some inspiration and ideas as to what to do with the fabric!
Any thoughts?