I've been doing a bit of fabric printing using my own stamps over the past couple of days. I've made cushion covers, a tablecloth, wrapping paper and lavender sachets. I also printed a piece of cream silk with some yellow ink to make a simple dot pattern. I had an 'aha' moment when sharpening pencils for the kids, and I realised that I could use the eraser on the end of the pencil to make small dots. Didn't even have to carve it- hooray!
The stamped items are to show as samples this weekend for one of my classes at the HANDMADE convention here in Wellington. I'm quite excited to be teaching two classes- in one of them we will be making lockets with inset embroideries, and in the other we'll be carving stamps and printing all sorts of surfaces. I have ordered some different coloured inks from Japan. Should be fun!
It's a long weekend here, so I'll be back on Tuesday. Have a great one yourself!