Printed Textile

I’ve just been inspired to work into and improve one of my old print blocks. I’ve cut into the basic shape to make it look more exciting.This image shows me testing the block on paper. I’ve made some extra test blocks in the shape of leaves to use with it.I’ve had this vintage anti-macassar for a while, already dyed with onion skins for me to print on. I’ve been waiting for just the right block to print on it with and decided this was it.Don’t you think it looks great on my Sofa! 🙂

Dolls

I’ve been exploring new Ideas for products to sell on my craft stall and in my Etsy shop. I’ve come up with a way of using the textiles that I love, hand printed and recycled, in a very creative way, collectors dolls 🙂

Meet Clarissaclarissa and Morwena.morwenaMorwena is now available to buy for £18.00 and soon will be listed in my Etsy shop!

Preparation for Christmas Open Studio

I’m enjoying getting ready for my Christmas open studio this Saturday.  Here are some Christmas textiles in the making. These are made from up-cycled fabrics, hand dyed and block printed. 🙂

chriatmas-1 chriatmas-2

Hare Lino Cut

After buying some beautiful new lino cutting tools…p1380868….I thought it best to get using them. Encouraged by the Facebook Group ‘Linocut friends‘ I got started 🙂 I’m beginning my first lino print using more than one colour!lino-1 I’m going to cut away slowly and print each time so that I can monitor how much I want to cut away.lino-2 lino-3 lino-4We shall see! 🙂

Dragonfly Print Cards

I just made these super dragonfly print cards and wanted to share them with you.dragonflyI had made the blue background on my Gelli plate and decided to block print on top of it with the same dragonfly block I already used and while the ink was still wet added a little sprinkle of glitter! Cut to size and mounted on recycled board with a little addition with my John Bull printing set and they’re good to go!  🙂