Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Print playtime!

I just couldn't wait...

...so got out some Klona cotton fabrics and paints...

...and made a start with some of those lovely blocks. :-)

First using some de-colourant on Dark Navy...

.....I wanted a vaguely ethnic-chinese look....

...and it has worked (I think).

(I've not used this stuff before, so wasn't sure how it would work out. But, WOW...how it works! Takes a little while to dry so that you can see the pattern....but a bit of speeding up with a heat gun helped a lot. The one I've used comes from Mulberry Silks......who happen to sell the most AMAZING silk threads as well!!)







Then...with some paint on a couple of brighter colours....



...that got machine-stitched with some of my most-favourite Empress Metallic Gold thread!




Just look how fine you can get the stitching done.....and no snapping either! I LOVE IT!!!





These sample pieces have, of course, given me an idea (or a clutch of ideas actually!)...

...so I've printed some more...

...and the machine will be whirring all day today :-)

Ah! Happy, happy, happy......

Hope you are all happy too

x C

5 comments:

Penny said...

FABULOUS!!! You are such a master with ink and stamps and fabric and stitching. I LOVE these!

Chris Gray said...

Thank you so much my lovely Penny!!

I do so enjoy what I do....and I'm happy that other people do too! :-)

x C

(So sorry that I still can't post comments...I do read your blog...honest!)

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Over the moon with your 'playtime'! I will be looking for this gold thread as these last two photos are spectacular!

Chris Gray said...

Thanks Mary-Ann! Yes. Treat yourself to that thread...it's brill! :-)

Margaret Roberts said...

I'm so pleased to see you are still creating lovely things Chris!