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Title: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on April 09, 2014 03:27:08 PM
Post 'em when you got 'em  ;)

kawaiihelen ---> titaniumhip
titaniumhip ---> kawaiihelen

p.kok ---> edelC
edelC ---> p.kok

abbeeroad ---> goatgoddess
goatgoddess ---> abbeeroad

goatgoddess ---> p.kok
p.kok ---> goatgoddess

Sarcastra ---> sheepBlue
sheepBlue ---> Sarcastra

edelC ---> LeapFeetFirst
LeapFeetFirst ---> edelC


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Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on April 09, 2014 03:38:35 PM
I received a ridiculously awesome set of prints from Sarcastra today!! She said that I lobbed her some softballs with my theme suggestions of aliens, crop circles, and eyes, and I am so happy for it. The printing is so crisp and clean, I am super impressed.





I've decided that I'm going to start a collection of hand printed fabrics and when I have enough, I'm going to make an art quilt with them. Anyone else want to join in?  :D

Thank you so much Sarcastra! Those prints are awesome!!


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: kawaiihelen on April 09, 2014 11:29:00 PM
Wow those eyeballs are amazing!!!

You're not wrong the prints are totally crisp and the opacity of the white on black looks great!

Im totally going down the quilt making road. If anyone has left over prints from this id love to do extra swaps!


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: Abbeeroad on April 10, 2014 06:59:17 AM
Great start to the gallery!! Those crop circles are too cool!!


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: edelC on April 10, 2014 08:34:20 AM
wow that was quick..I am still cogitating...

love that crop circle print...


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on April 10, 2014 05:20:33 PM
Holy cow!! I love both of those prints.


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: Sarcastra on April 13, 2014 07:16:12 AM
I received from sheepBlue yesterday!

She did a tasteful blending of a couple of my themes for each one.

An undertakers and embalmers print ad in charcoal on a dappled goldenrod color.
But wait, there's more!


Yes! Violet bird skulls and flame flies on a shale fabric with citrine dots.

They look AMAZING! I couldn't have made up such a perfect combination of all my favorites. 

But, I have one bone to pick with you! In your questionnaire, you called your skill level "intermediate" and that is a lie! These fabrics are perfect. They could be store bought from a fine LQS with factory QA stamped on them! As evidence of this, here's a thing that happened last night. I'd been at a quilting shop hop during the day and when I got home, I laid out my purchased fabric on one of my workshop tables. When I checked my mailbox, I had the package of FQs - I unwrapped them and laid them out beside the purchases and got out my camera. My husband wandered in to the workshop and looked at all the fabrics together - I was quietly watching to catch his reaction. He reached out his hand and ran it over the sheepBlue FQs then said, "wow, I didn't think the quilt shops would have fabric like this." Then I explained that they were the hand printed ones and he was impressed with the skill.
Seriously, you have the skill. You are no "intermediate", I think.

Thank you so very much, sheepBlue. I've already begun pulling other fabrics from the stash and planning some more prints to add to these for some projects, so far a quilt and a bag. They are both stellar and I love them!


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on April 13, 2014 08:39:41 AM
Aww, I'm so flattered by your beautiful words. We're all our own worst critics, and I am certainly not an exception.  :) I had so much fun thinking up what to do for you, and love that we had so much in common. No doubt I'll be printing more FQs and whatnot for myself using these same prints.

Here's a close-up of the text so it's easier to read..



Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: mdelilahcarlson on April 13, 2014 09:15:38 AM
sheepBlue, those printed fabrics are simply lovely! Nicely done.


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: kawaiihelen on April 14, 2014 01:39:53 AM
What a good job sheepblue!
Love the colour combos on the fly and skulls.

Cant wait to get my package sent out this week!!!


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: Abbeeroad on April 15, 2014 07:05:51 AM
WOW! Awesome prints.


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: titaniumhip on April 27, 2014 09:02:27 PM
WOW~  Great Gallery so far

(Anxiety setting in...)


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: p.kok on April 30, 2014 07:34:57 AM
The gallery looks amazing so far, I'm happy I didn't really look at it before I finished, I would get too much anxiety;) Can't wait to see more, though!


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: goatgoddess on May 07, 2014 02:10:58 AM
got my wonderful fabric - love the bee's - it's got a cool background pattern
and the flower spray fabric is so very nice. thanks so much Abbeeroad

(http://s407.photobucket.com/user/toplinegoats/media/20140506_120.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: edelC on May 07, 2014 04:27:10 AM
Love that bee fabric and the flower print is very clever


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on May 07, 2014 04:28:33 AM
Ooh I love the floral one - sunprints (I'm presuming?) are always so pretty  ;D The bee print is fantastic too. Are those honeycomb shapes done with a paper tube Abbee? Great job!


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: p.kok on May 07, 2014 09:34:44 AM
Here are the wonderful fabrics I received from edelC:





I think they are all very lovely, but the mushrooms are my favourite:)

Thank you again edelC!


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: Crafty247 on May 07, 2014 12:25:02 PM
I really like the hearts with wings!


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: Sarcastra on May 07, 2014 12:44:46 PM
Abbeeroad: Love that bee fabric!
edelC: the mushrooms are neat.

Great fabrics everyone!


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: Abbeeroad on May 08, 2014 07:35:58 AM
Yay! I'm so glad you like them, goatgoddess! I'm so excited to see what you've made!

LOVE that tree and bird fabric from EdelC! So much carving!!

Ooh I love the floral one - sunprints (I'm presuming?) are always so pretty  ;D The bee print is fantastic too. Are those honeycomb shapes done with a paper tube Abbee? Great job!

Thanks sheepBlue! I actually used a spray bottle and fabric inks for the flowers. No sun dyeing (although that is something I've been wanting to try forever!).

The honeycombs in the bee fabric is from a stamp I made with eraser pieces mounted on wood. I tried to use the stamp with a flour resist to give the background the same pattern, but it washed out more than I wanted, so I added the honeycomb accents. Both the honeycomb and the bee (carved from an eraser) were stamped with fabric inks.

I had a great time making them and trying new techniques. Love this swap!


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on May 08, 2014 05:57:43 PM
edelC! I love that bird and tree fabric!! It reminds me of ikea fabric sort of. Great job!

abbee - could have fooled me with the spray technique - it looks awesome either way.


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on May 08, 2014 06:21:13 PM
I recieved the most amazing block printed fabric from edelC!! I am blown away by her jaw dropping carving skills. I mean, just take a look at these:








Amazing, right!? I think I am just going to put some of these in a hoop and hang them on my wall- they are perfect just the way they are.

Thank you so much edelC!!


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: Sarcastra on May 09, 2014 08:02:59 AM
Hah, I was confused for a second because I forgot there was the option for two partners.
edelC, I love that fern print. You make some sweet fabrics!


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on May 09, 2014 04:55:02 PM
Ditto on the fern print love!! That looks so tribal and funky. You are a lino cutting queen!


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: kawaiihelen on May 10, 2014 02:54:47 AM
Yay the gallery is looking ace!!!

Edelc - lady you're amazing those cuts are super cool!!

Bring on the postman, can't wait for my fabrics to arrive! !


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: edelC on May 10, 2014 12:58:05 PM


LOVE that tree and bird fabric from EdelC! So much carving!!


yup a lot of carving, the tree/bird fabric is the largest piece I have ever printed, it is close to a yard long and over a half yard wide...each print was near an A4 size...many hand cramps before I had finished cutting that out..but it was fun!

thanks guys for the compliments on the other fabrics, the fern/feather print is based on a design by my daughter. It was a little frustrating, because I carved it before I got my new (as yet untried!) microcutters...can't wait to try them...

the orange fabric is a little bit special btw..I was in bangkok a few years ago (on the way back from Australia) and the local supermarket sold monks robes, they are a set of various pieces of orange fabric that are presumably draped in lots of different ways. Not being a buddhist monk, I didn't ever wear them! but they make a great base on which to print. I couldn't decide between the black or red, so I did both!


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: edelC on May 10, 2014 01:06:24 PM
not sure if it is appropriate to mention this here? ([please delete mods, if not)  but I am sitting surrounded by cushion covers made from fabric from the first round of this swap...I would love to add to them, so if anyone out there fancies a personal swap, pm me please...



Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on May 11, 2014 06:54:45 PM

the orange fabric is a little bit special btw..I was in bangkok a few years ago (on the way back from Australia) and the local supermarket sold monks robes, they are a set of various pieces of orange fabric that are presumably draped in lots of different ways. Not being a buddhist monk, I didn't ever wear them! but they make a great base on which to print. I couldn't decide between the black or red, so I did both!


Having lived in Bangkok- this makes the printed fabric you made for me even more special!


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: titaniumhip on May 11, 2014 08:51:31 PM
Look at the awesome Monster Fabric KawaiiHelen sent me!  She is very talented....well done lady!!!



Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: edelC on May 12, 2014 05:40:39 AM

the orange fabric is a little bit special btw..I was in bangkok a few years ago (on the way back from Australia) and the local supermarket sold monks robes, they are a set of various pieces of orange fabric that are presumably draped in lots of different ways. Not being a buddhist monk, I didn't ever wear them! but they make a great base on which to print. I couldn't decide between the black or red, so I did both!


Having lived in Bangkok- this makes the printed fabric you made for me even more special!

spooky...and cool!


KawaiiHelen...I love that monster fabric!


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: goatgoddess on May 12, 2014 06:15:12 AM
what wonderfully cool fabrics being posted! very well done.


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: Abbeeroad on May 12, 2014 01:25:38 PM
Here are my prints I received from goatgoddess!! First, a beautiful sun dye with leaves:



And this green one done with a gelli plate:



I love them both, but the gelli plate one is my favorite. I don't know anything about a gelli plate, but I had assumed it was for paper. Now that I see the amazing results with fabric, I'll have to look into this technique!

Thanks so much, goatgoddess!!!


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: edelC on May 12, 2014 03:01:21 PM
love that gelli plate too. I've never heard of it...going a googlin'


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: edelC on May 12, 2014 03:21:36 PM
so my googling turned up this website, with instructions to make a home made (cheaper) gelli plate..I think I may be going shopping next...this weekend is going to be an extra long and very crafty one.
recipe is here.

http://thefrugalcrafter.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/a-permanent-gelatin-printing-plate-hectograph-an-annoying-project-a-birthday-card/


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: goatgoddess on May 13, 2014 09:01:52 AM

Abbeeroad  - so glad you like your fabric  ;D

edelC  - that is cool let me know how you like it - I would love a larger one but don't want to pay that much.


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: Sarcastra on May 14, 2014 08:31:13 AM
KawaiiHelen: that critter fabric is adorable!


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: p.kok on May 14, 2014 01:32:16 PM
And here's the gorgeous fabric I got from goatgoddess. I hope my sewing machine gets fixed soon and I can sew a bag out if, because it's just perfect!







(the colours are a bit off, they are prettier in real life, I had to use my phone because all of my electronics are not cooperating and the camera doesn't want to work...)


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: kawaiihelen on May 16, 2014 04:07:28 PM
I received some very cool robot fabric from titanium hip. Super pleased to add it to my collection!!



Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on May 17, 2014 07:10:39 AM
Ack! Time to play catch-up...

Kawaiihelen - I love the monster print!! And so cool that you sent your partner two coordinating prints, big and little monsters. Great job!

goatgoddess - Such beautiful fabrics, but I am totally in love with the gelli print one. I'd love to see a tutorial on how to achieve that if you ever get the time  :) And the other set of fabrics you sent to p.kok turned out so romantic and lovely. I especially love the last one..it reminds me of lavender plants.

titaniumhip - Those robots are so so so perfect for kawaiihelen  :D you did a great job getting to know your partner and did a fantastic print!!


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: kawaiihelen on May 18, 2014 12:41:03 AM

titaniumhip - Those robots are so so so perfect for kawaiihelen  :D you did a great job getting to know your partner and did a fantastic print!!

I totally agree!! I feel well stalked but obvs in a good way ;D


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: edelC on May 18, 2014 10:28:20 AM
I have had a very busy weekend, lots of visitors, which is nice but I am itching to get into my craft room and start doing more printing, this swap always inspires me. Plus my two micro cutters arrived so I will be able to do the detail work that has frustrated me...the thing that really made my weekend was that two packages from my partners arrived...and they are wonderful.

the first one I opened was from p.kok..my themes included tattoo, hearts, 50s...and she definitely nailed my theme.


this is close up showing the prints, one cleverly heart tattoo...the other a 50s inspired print. ..





thanks p.kok..


photo upload is being a bit arsey today...so I am going to post this and create a separate one for my second package.


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: edelC on May 18, 2014 10:42:58 AM
The second package from across the pond also nailed my themes in an entirely different way...cool!...and LeapFeetFirst, totally spoiled me.. :)

first was some extras,


 Washi tape!! imagine I have reached 46 years of age and never before owned washi tape...I do now and will enjoy it. I love these little ceramic hearts and the mushroom ribbon is so cool. (I am also doing a lot of book binding these days and I am making a journal for a friend, which will be a log of her house renovation, she loves grey, so i am going to use one of those heart tags at the end of the book mark for that)

anyway the main event...another few loves of mine, Alice in wonderland, and anatomical hearts...

I love this...this is a close up of the image ( really have to get myself into some screen printing)



and the hearts,

and so some of my themes were 50s and hearts. I love this as it is a combination of both, the kind of atomic design from the 50s with hearts instead of balls...



And my favourite, I love this one, both the print and the background fabric.



a close up


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on May 18, 2014 01:53:16 PM
Edel - you totally got spoiled by your partners!! I especially love the tattoo inspired hearts from p.kok and the alice in wonderland print from LFF! Time to make more cushions  ;)


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on May 18, 2014 02:00:43 PM
Also, now that everyone has received, I have given feedback!! If there are any issues please let me know. I want to personally thank you ladies for a flake-free swap  ;D I am so inspired by everyone's prints to go make some more now  :)


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on May 18, 2014 07:24:24 PM
Yay! I am so glad you like your package edelC! It was so much fun creating and printing screens for you.


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: goatgoddess on May 19, 2014 03:36:52 PM
so many more cool fabrics posted!!

finally got good pictures of my fabric from p,kok - love the colors and the prints. thank you so much!

(http://s407.photobucket.com/user/toplinegoats/media/20140518_1131.jpg.html)

(http://s407.photobucket.com/user/toplinegoats/media/20140518_1126.jpg.html)

(http://s407.photobucket.com/user/toplinegoats/media/20140518_1129.jpg.html)

(http://s407.photobucket.com/user/toplinegoats/media/20140518_1123.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: Abbeeroad on May 22, 2014 11:47:08 AM
Love the vine, the bees, and all the leaves! This has been a great swap!


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: edelC on May 23, 2014 10:06:39 AM
this was a great swap, when is the next one??

So I did a bit of fast sewing today, I used some of leapfeetfirst's fabric and made this tea cosy. I didn't want to cut into the fabric too much, so I left it mostly square. It has it's own thread here... https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433640.0#axzz32YjREJrX



Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: goatgoddess on May 23, 2014 10:23:07 AM
that turned out nice!


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on May 23, 2014 12:29:22 PM
aww! That's amazing! Bee Tea Cozy for the win :-)


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: Sarcastra on May 27, 2014 09:50:42 AM
This has been a wonderful fabric gallery, everyone!


Title: Re: Fabric Printing Swap Rd 2 Gallery
Post by: sheepBlue on May 27, 2014 04:32:21 PM
This has been a wonderful fabric gallery, everyone!

Ditto to what she said!!