Sunday, 28 September 2008

Printing by hand



This is my latest purchase! I put my name down for a Fabric Printing course that was meant to start this week, but at the end of last week I was told it was cancelled. I was so disappointed! I had been looking forward to it for a whole month! They told me so late it was impossible to put my name down for any other course (grrrrrrr). So I decided I would learn on my own (ha! I will not accept defeat!) and got a book that would help me along the way. So far I have been playing around making simple rubber stamps to get myself familiar with the cutting tools, the ink and so on. Here is an example of what I have done:




Yes, very simple, but I hope to get good at it and make more complex drawings. As usual I have loads of ideas of things to do with stamping, and one of them is to make this year's Christmas cards. We shall see what the result of this is!

2 comments:

Concha said...

I want this book so bad!

I have the Lotta Jansdotter book on printing and it's also great.

Sam/incy said...

Oh wow! that book looks great ... look forward to seeing more of your printed fabrics ;)

p.s Sorry for all the posts tonight but I'm loving your blog!!
Sam. x