i’m going to be a vendor at crafty wonderland on october 14th, woo yeah! it’s an awesome event with tons of rad stuff, so if you are able to you should definitely come! there’s a diy table where you can make a craft to take home, and so many amazing vendors selling all different kinds of stuff – last time i went i bought an art print and a book, and had to hold back from spending money on handspun yarn, clothing, hair accessories, super cute paintings on tiny canvases, stuffed monsters……. the list goes on and on and on….
and on that selling note, i just added a brand new item to my store – recycled t-shirt (and sweatshirt) patches! here is my first design:
it’s a hand-carved linoleum block print based on this photo (i know it doesn’t look like it, but it was my first time carving a block since high school, i need more practice):
and then knitting needles machine-stitched on each one – on one of them i did circulars! i am planning several different patch designs, all based on photos i’ve taken. i’m pretty into this new printing world i’m starting to explore. did another freezer paper stencil the other day, which i love; i just wish i could do more than one print from those. there are a few more printing techniques i plan to explore further… and now some links!
- screenprinting with paper stencils on craft chi blog
- diy screenprinting using glue on threadbanger
- a rubber stamp carving tutorial on mindful craftiness
- cork stamps on craft chi
- and my favorite freezer paper stencil tutorial on neither hip nor funky