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adventures in handstamping fabric

What great joy to print your own fabric. This is probably the best by-product of my stamp-carving adventures. And it came to me by accident, too! I remember that I just picked up the idea to stamp on pieces of canvas because I had already cut them. There was no point on letting fabric go to waste but I was not really expecting to get good results. But I did and now I can’s stop.

Here are my latest handstamped purses:

stamped pencil case 2

stamped pencil case 6

The curved bottom purse was stamped with this Baroque design. This  is one of my older stamps. I didn’t think that it would look nice stamped on fabric but it does. I have come to realize that when it comes to stamping fabric, outlines work best.

The dreamcatcher purse is a result of a new stamp. In fact, this was a stamp that I carved only five days ago. I’ve always found feather challenging to carve, especially since my goal is to print on fabric. However, I found out that not putting too much detail will give you the best results.

stamped pencil case 4

So the stamping lessons from today’s post are: 

Outlines work best.

It helps not to overthink details.

 

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will go medieval on yo’ S

And by S, I am talking about SUMMER.

The creative people behind Folk Fiction and Happy Garaje are organizing a Medieval Day and it’s looking like it’s going to be one for the history books.

 

I was just lamenting that there are not that many handmade fairs (or bazaars, for that matter) happening in the city. But a day after the last bazaar we joined, we got a message from the organizers of Medieval Day and the rest, as they say, is history.

Inspired by the Game of Thrones Tribute exhibit that will also be happening at the event, I carved the following stamps. Turned them into fabric using textile ink. Their last stop will be pouches, of course. 

Stay tuned for updates!