Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fabric Stamping

Once again the ladies on the Three Creative Studios forum have us exploring an interesting technique this month - stamping.  You can see more examples on their forum/website here: 

I'm afraid I don't have anything glamorous when it comes to stamps, using some quite crude home made pieces for this [some lollipop sticks and nylon rope glued onto blocks of wood].  I started with a piece of plain black cotton, which I stamped, then backed with black Shapewell and cotton wadding prior to doing a bit of free machining to give it some texture.  I then foiled some of the open areas, to give it a lift.  Goodness, black picks up all the fluff!!!!   I have only foiled with gold - the camera seems to be saying there is another colour there, but it's wrong.

I have used Timtex to give it some body, fusing inside and out before doing a very close black satin stitch all around the perimeter.  The back view shows a little more of the design.  I finally found a use for those little brass washers I bought at the Hardware [stitched at the centre of the spirals], not to mention the fine gold elastic cord I've had for yonks.

I also knew exactly which fabric I would use for the lining.  It's been in my stash for a number of years.  This fabric is black cotton with a one-quarter inch square gold grid pattern, just right for this project.  I have added a large 'keeper' to the inside in order to accommodate the back of one of those spiral bound notepads.   I like this type of notepad, as you can tear out a page without having your book look a mess.  Can't wait to use this one.  I have a few off-cuts, so may try to make a postcard or two for a quick swap soon. 

I have enjoyed this little experiment, and will buy something a little more glamorous for future 'stamping'.   


Anonymous said...

Just beautiful Linda. This project is so elegant! Laurel

Vicki W said...

Wow, that's excellent!

shirley said...

These are great examples of "playing" girl style

Anneliese - Ali said...

Stamping is really a fun thing. Again it is elegant what you made. Your cupboards must be full of little bags. I tell myself to stop to make them.

Anonymous said...

Hallo Linda,
thank you very much for your comment to my printing fabrics. I watch your blog and I really like your textile work.
Best regards

Di's Quilting and Craft said...

Linda, I love how you have used what you have on hand for stamping. The simple designs are the best, and yours have worked out beautifully. Love the use of the little brass washers. All in all it turned out beautifully. Di

Radka said...

Lovely project, Linda:) I will have to put hardware stores on my list of craft suppliers! The washers work. Well done!

Anonymous said...

That is really beautiful Linda.

Anonymous said...

When I first looked at your photo I thought you had created an evening bag with a gold chain shoulder strap. It is lovely.

Honestly I think you could use the same design for a black silk evening bag with piped edges.

You are one talented lady!

Ruth said...

Turned out great!