I love creating my own fabric, whether that is by painting or dyeing and it is great to be able to use one off fabrics in projects. That way you know no one will ever have anything like what you do. Sometimes I meet in the middle of the unique one off and the commercial by incorporating elements of both. Today I have taken some fabrics I monoprinted with the Gelli Plate and then stencilled the fore ground and incorporated them into some very basic patchwork using batiks and hand dyes. The stencils are both commercially available. The feather is from The Crafter’s Workshop and the ballerina is a Stencil Girl stencil. Both will be very recogniseable in a range of different projects. The batiks are Tulis Textile fabrics and the hand dyes, all my own.
This first one is monprinted and stenciled then stitched together with Tulis Textile Batiks. Here is some detail of the priniting:
This second one is long and skinny. I see it as a great growth chart or to decorate a narrow and long space. Not that it will be either of those things, but it will be lovely as a simple demonstration for the Show stand or the Pop Up Classes.
And here is some detail:
I love this stencil. One more sample to put together with Gelli printed backgrounds and then I can move onto something else. What do you think?