|The kids in turquoise on White Kona!|
I tried two different ways to make my image repeat - straight rows as above and slightly staggered as below.
|Kids in magenta on White Kona!|
I used Kona solids as my fabric, pre-washed to remove any starches in the fabric that may have interfered with the ink. I made the water-soluble ink permanent by heat setting it with my iron.
|Kids in sea green on Snow Kona!|
And here is the fourth one (which I love):
|Kids in black on Parchment Kona!|
Looking through the Flickr group you can see so much talent and imagination! There are quite a few different techniques being used to create unique patterns and repeats. One person used a cork! How clever! I was inspired to make my own selvage just as someone else did on their fq's so I recycled my quilt label screen and printed the lines I wanted at the bottom of each piece that I am sending out! Yes, some of the selvages are wonky, but what do you expect - it is handprinted!?
|Kids in white on White Kona - showing selvage!|
I have no idea what I will make from my little test pieces of handprinted kids that I printed the other day but maybe I will do a giveaway soon? Or if I ever get around to it, I may list a couple pieces in my Etsy shop. For my packaging I folded the fq's so the main image could be seen on the front and then put them in clear cello envelopes. I also added one of my MOO cards so each recipient could see who sent it! I'm quite pleased with how it all turned out!
I must say that creating this fabric for this swap has been so much fun and woohoo I still have four handprinted fat quarters to arrive!! I wonder what I will make from the ones I am sent!!?? So exciting!
Linking to Finish it Friday and TGIFF.