Thursday, September 15, 2016

Printing fabric

I did two exciting things today! This morning, I took my walker over to the trail where I haven't been since early last spring and went for a short walk. What a beautiful day!

I was looking for all the familiar things like the Pearly Everlasting which is in bloom this time of year.

I picked a few to add to my dried flowers from my yard.

I love the feathery curly fireweed as it goes to seed.

It felt pretty good to be out there.

After my lunch and a short rest with ice on the hip, I decided to try printing a piece of cotton.

I started by using a foam stamp with Neocolor II crayons.

I'm keeping my new habit of cleaning my materials on sketchbook pages.

I got out Setacolor transparent fabric paints for the flowers. I don't have a lot of experience using them this way. I used a round acrylic brush and slightly watered down paint.

As you can see, the first ones ran which is ok because I'm experimenting. I also discovered that the stamp plus the crayons are more defined on paper. I did want a soft look though. It's not meant to be for anything serious. Another day, I will add leaves and someday I'll be inspired to cut it up and add stitch.

These are the pages I cleaned my stamps and tools on.


In my 'feet up' time, I've been knitting, almost finishing one merino wool sock and a pair of baby socks.

Thank goodness I pulled a casserole from the freezer-- ground turkey shepards pie with a sweet potato topping. I have no energy left.



Summer said...

The fabric is so pretty! Wonderful crafting♥ I hope you have a relaxing weekend ♥

Mereknits said...

Beautiful work once again Holly. So glad you were able to get out on the trail.

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy that you're getting outside, where you love being. Loving the printing on fabric and the knitting is beautiful.

Sheila said...

Love seeing your experiment, it will be fun to see what you create with this fabric . Oh I love those little flowers , never knew what they were called but we always picked them as kids for my mom . I will have to keep an eye open for them . Nice to see you are keeping busy as you recover .