Hope everyone is off to a great start in the new year!
For a long time I have been very interested in textile printing. I have always been drawn to the endless possibilities textile printing has to offer. I love how each imprint of the stamp is always 100% different and never perfect. These little imperfections are what makes this style of printing so unique and special. Knowing that each mark has a story behind it is my favorite part.
Back in October, I decided to purchase my first wooden block stamps. I purchased three very beautiful stamps – hand carved from India. I then decided that I wanted to try creating bandana scarves for all the my favorite ladies for a cozy Christmas gift.
I covered my entire living room with a sheet and basically took over for a few days. I laid down and taped large pieces of felt together and placed them underneath my fabric so that when I stamped there was enough cushion to take the print.
The stamps worked absolutely beautifully. I used a sponge to lightly dab the paint onto the stamp for every single application. It was definitely a learning experience when it came to how much paint and pressure to use to achieve the best outcome when printing.
Golds, silvers, coppers, blues & greens! So many lovely color combinations!
My boyfriend was kind enough to create a closeline in our living room so that they had a safe place to dry :)
I purchased super cozy linens from the fabric store for the scarf material in four differnt colors. I eventually ended up with 7 scarves all a little different from the next. I stitched the four corners to give them a nice clean edge and added little braided tassels to really amp up the cute factor!!
These were super fun to make! I can’t wait to test this style of printing out on all my other creations in the future!!
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