I participated in the Handprinted Fabric Swap hosted by Leslie Keating and yesterday I sent away my packs of fabric to four wonderful creative ladies. I can't wait to get fabric from them in return!
I had debated and debated about what to do for the fabric swap. I settled upon making a chevron/stripey design. I've been into chevron lately; I'm making a crocheted afghan with a mulit-color chevron stripe. So, for the swap, I started out by carving a very simple V design into a Speedball pad and got to work this weekend printing on fabric. I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.
|I chose a cheery pink and yellow ink. I'm in love with it.|
|The fabric pieces for the swap measure 18" X 20". They have three stripes of each color.|
|I printed the stripes horizontal, but they could go either way.|
|Rolling on the ink.|
|I tried to take 'in process' photos but they turned out a bit weird. Here I'm pressing down the stamp.|
|Pealing off the stamp. The stamp I carved was pretty small so I had to repeat it a bunch of times. It lined up pretty well though.|
|Lining it up.|
|The packs of fabric that went out in the mail to my swap-mates.|
|Close up - I included a fabric swatch of my lollipop stamp too.|
I plan to use the stamp again and to print more fabric. I ended up with one extra bit of fabric that I put into my Etsy shop too! It's for sale here.