Monday, March 25, 2013

Hand Printed Fabric Swap

I have been meaning to try some fabric printing with lino blocks for years.  Some ideas just need to cook a while I guess. It took the pressure of a swap to get me going.  I like art deco looking flowers and this ended up as the result.  I (well mostly Kevin) carved out the lino block.  I ended up using Speedball screen printing ink and a foam roller to do the printing.  The fabric is a cotton linen blend with a little bit of tooth and weight to it.  Plus we were all sugared up after Maple Sugar Sunday - more on that tomorrow.

I had to share the dining room table with Eliot and his MASSIVE amount of Lego's that he got from my cousin.  These are originally my brothers set from the 80's that was passed along to my cousins son and now to Eliot.  There are so many it is incredible.  But he was nice enough to share the creative space with me!

Inking up the block!  I used about 1/3 of the container for the whole yard.  

And the final product:

Overall I am happy with the end result.  I'd like to go back in and clean up the block a little and remove some high spots.  I had to clean the block with a rag before each print to make sure it was clean.  That became a little time consuming but fun.  This is a project I will definitely do again!  I had visions of a yellow bee among the flowers but I ran out of time.  Perhaps for a second run?


leslie said...

This is GORGEOUS!! You did such an amazing job on your block - well done!321

deadlycraft said...

This looks so great - I can't wait to see it in person :)

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