Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Block printing on painted fabric.

I've just come into the house after a glorious evening spent block printing out in the garden. This is my printing board. It is sitting on my husband's easels. It was made some time ago and hasn't been used as much as I intended. However, I think that is about to change. 

This afternoon I had painted some fabric and left it on the washing line to dry. By evening, the fabric was dry  so I got all the equipment ready and started printing. I completed three pieces before the light started to fail and I started to get rather cold.

I just love the patterns on the fabric top of my table. It is such a useful surface to try out the blocks before printing them onto the main fabric.

You may recognise the patterns - they are the blocks I bought from Colouricious. I used some of the fabric paints too. 

This is the view I had as I worked.

I shall be doing this again the next time we have a dry, fine evening. Such fun!


Anonymous said...

Ooh, block printing outside- what a fabulous idea!! They look great. :)

Mandy said...

Thanks Elizabeth. Its great fun and no worries about making a mess either.