my creative space: hand printed fabric swap III

I just love the Hand printed fabric swap III that Leslie Keating from Maze and Vale organises! It's so much fun to participate in! I love designing and screen printing a special design for my fellow swappers!

I had this little "Seedlings" design (thanks to Steph from Bondville for the name x) whirling around my head for a while and scribbled it down in my sketch book.


I then created the "Seedlings" design in Adobe Illustrator and printed it out, so I could cut out the stencil! It was a little bit tricky to cut out all those stem parts! I do rather love cutting stencils! :)


Once the stencil is cut out, I got stuck into screen printing it... I just couldn't wait! There is nothing like seeing your design screen printed for the first time, it always gives me such a thrill! I had so much fun screen printing these fat quarters, two in emerald green ink, on off white linen/cotton...


...and two in charcoal ink, on oatmeal linen/cotton.


They turned out just gorgeous! I was so excited to pack them up and send them off to my swap partners who live in New Zealand, UK and two in the USA! I hope they like them :)


I couldn't help myself... I screen printed some seedlings for me too and I made a cushion! Love it :)



Hope you have had a wonderful creative week... check out what other creative people have been up to at my creative space!

7 comments:

  1. oooohhhhh I love that green print and the cushion. Don't you just love it when your vision comes to fruition?

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  2. Yikes! Those stems look tricky! This is a great design and well done to Steph for coming up such a perfect name.

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  3. wow that does look like rather intricate work and I can't believe how uniform all those stems are! lovely fabric.. xx

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  4. Mine arrived today and I am so HAPPY - I love it! Job well done :) Thank you!!

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  5. Love this design and the colors you printed it up in!

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  6. has a very orla kiely feel about it that one. very cute.

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  7. Love it! I think you must have the patience of a saint cutting out all those stems. (I also like the scribbly, not-so-filled-in version in your original sketch. I guess those lines would take some doing, but it really appealed to me for some reason!)

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