I was lucky enough to enter myself into Leslie’s (Maze & Vale) hand printed fabric swap a month or so ago now. Lucky, yes. So far the two pieces of fabric I’ve received are just incredible. Seriously, somebody has to get them a fabric deal, like now. There’s something so awesome about hand printed fabric though, I love it’s qualities. Modern, clean, natural are all words that I think of when I see hand printed fabric. This is my loot so far:
So here I am in my own little corner of the world hoping I’ll be able to come up with a cool enough design to make my swap partners happy, man, it’ll be tough though. Good thing I’ve got my gear all lined up and ready to go:
And if you’re thinking about printing some of your own fabric I definitely recommend Printing by Hand by Lena Corwin.
Oh, and here’s a little roundup of techniques that Leslie had, too. She shares some really great examples of what others have done using each technique:
screenprinting (multiple color)
stamps & leaf printing
And I won’t forget to show off this little prize that Jesse sent with her package, I almost bought some from her etsy shop too. I’ll be saving this for something special.