Print making: Patterns

Make, make, make. I actually did it! After one melted lunchbox and a very steamy microwave later I was able to marvel at the genius that is the art of hand dyeing.

After deciding a few weeks ago to try my hand at textile printing to combine my love of patterns and all things textiles I set to work investigating how to go about it. After many blogs, websites and pieces of advice from fellow crafters I decided to settle on some easy carve lino blocks. This way I could work quickly – I’m not the most patient – and also skill level required was beginner to basic! I decided to buy a kit to get me started as this then provided me with the lino discs perfect for stamp making, lino cutters of various shapes and sizes and a handle that I could fix the lino discs on to, to make the printing easier…and in theory less messy. Continue reading

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PaTtErNs

So I’ve been thinking about what else I would like to have a go at, what interests me and what I like doing. As recently I have found myself making things for me (bracelets is a case in point!), which is great for my wrists and for gifts for others but it’s not exactly a new hobby…more of an old obsession that I have knowingly indulged in!

So I’ve taken inspiration from things I own and things I love and I’ve come up with the idea of patters. Yes, I know, patterns is a very broad and vague ‘thing’. However when I look around at items I own, or even think about how I visualize things in my head, patterns is what is apparent. Continue reading