Quilt Testers In Action

Quilt Testers In Action


Friday, December 10, 2010

Doing Some Printing

There was a little playing going on here yesterday, working on something that will be turned into birthday presents. Not Christmas presents. I can't seem to get a grip on the Christmas thing this year. Not sure why.

Anyway, here are two pieces of fabric that I made from some hand-dyes, and stamps that I carved this year. The first has swirls and stars, which are not as subtle as they look on camera.

The next piece is made from the window stamp I carved recently.

And then I tried out a new toy that I got at the junk  antique store on Thanksgiving weekend. I found several of these Indian(?) woodblocks in a back corner of the shop, and this one came home with me. It's slightly damaged, but that's OK.

Printing with it proved to be tricky. I think it might need a more padded printing surface than I use for the rubber stamps.  

When I have more time, I will try it again.  And maybe next time I will try adding another color on the border edge.
What interesting projects or materials are you having fun with this holiday season?


natalee said...

That fabric is gorgeous... I love printmaking.. especially on fabric!!!!

The circle one looks very batik like!!!!!!!

bunnits said...

Really neat. I miss carving stamps and lino blocks and spending happy, peaceful hours printing away in the spare bedroom/studio. Seeing yours brings back good memories.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Really like your found block, what fun.

Gina said...

These are fun! I especially like the window one you carved.

Michelle May said...

How totally cool is this! What fun!
Ok..what I want for Christmas is for you to come South so we can hang out for a week and sew and play! Yeah! Oh and talk bunny of course!
xx, shell