Saturday, February 7, 2015

Fabric Printing at Home Blog Hop

Are you having fun with the Blog Hop? I'll bet you have got some great ideas to play with on fabric? Maybe you've already started creating beautiful fabric?
Yesterday I pulled some kitchen tools out and laid paint onto a green fat quatrer, using some of my favourite printing tools - rolling pins and brayers!

My friend Jim likes to make things with his power tools, so he takes old wooden rolling pins apart and cuts cool designs into them. They are awesome on fabric! I also wind string around a brayer and print with that or put sticky shapes onto cardboard tubes and print with them....get the idea?

I use textile paints to have a lot of creative fun. How about you?
Would you like to win a copy of the book, plus.....wait for it......the fabric I printed?
Just leave me a note in the comments section and DH will pick a lucky winner on February 9th.
Remember, this could be yours............... once the paint dries!

PS. Watch the video on yesterdays post to see how to make a print table!
Tomorrow's Blog Tour stops by here:
Feb 8: Teri Lucas                                   http://terificreations.wordpress.com/

55 comments:

Hilary Florence said...

Can't believe that no one has left a comment yet for such an opportunity! I love surface design and all things printed - definitely something I would like to do more of.

Lynn Nimtz said...

I love the idea of carving into rolling pins. i've also been saving several heavy duty cardboard tubes which I will add texture to. If I can slide a rolling pin into them, they will be easier to work with.

Christina Savoie said...

Need to try this fabric printing.

janice said...

Very cool. Love the idea of using those crazy little foam stickers on a rolling pin. Definitely will be checking out the household items in the resale shops.

Jean said...

You have shown us some great ideas and got the creative juices flowing. I hope to be brave enough to dive in by the time this blog hop is over.

jenclair said...

What a great idea for old rolling pins! Such good ideas for print designs!

Dot said...

Great ideas. Would never have thought to use rolling pins for creating quilting fabric.

Lydia said...

Sticky foam shapes on rolling pins, string on brayers...ingenious! Loving this blog hop, each stop is a new idea. Would love to win the book...and your fabric.

LynneP said...

Love the idea of carving into old rolling pins-genius!
Thanks for the chance to win; your fabric is beautiful.

Gill said...

Love your rolling pins!
I'd love to win a copy of Julie's book!

Marcia Coling said...

What great ideas! So much fun. And, your fabric is beautiful!

Susan Sawatzky said...

I'm thinking of printing over some fabric I have that is not very pretty. Love the rolling pin idea. Just need to find someone with power tools...lol

sussaw70 at gmail

Jeanette Davis said...

What a stunning art cloth. Thank you for sharing your process!

Carolyn Morgan said...

Wow, I love the rolling pin idea. With rummage sale season coming up I will be on the lookout for used rolling pins. Love your fabric and thanks for the opportunity to play with it :).

Laura said...

Thanks for sharing Susan. Those rolling pins make such a lovely mark on the fabric. Wondering how this would look with a thermofax screen overprint? Was thinking of ordering one of your new thermofaxes from your Italy trip to make something small and practical for my "away in Europe" son. Really appreciate the great demo.

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

I am really getting inspired by everything I have seen so far referring to Julie's book... really need to start looking for old rolling pins now, too!

Sandy S. said...

Thanks for sharing your textile ideas and please keep up the blog and very informative newsletters! Hope to take another class with you soon. We will come to your lovely city! Cheers from the monsoons on the wet coast!

carolegoldquilts said...

Hi Susan! The carved rolling pins are fantastic. I'm going to check with my husband and see if we have the right tools to make that happen here, too! Awesome ideas. Carole, from Peace River

Dotti said...

I love all the layers in your piece Susan. It's time to dust off my fabric paints and tools and get busy! And thank you for the surprise giveaway to go with the book!

acornreads said...

I do have 2 old rolling pins which I picked up at the thrift store...but no woodworker friend..so maybe I'll get creative with the hot glue gun and the sticky foam!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the great ideas - I love your plaid fabric and appreciate the tips for making a print table.

Maureen Morey said...

great texture from the rolling pins. Since I too have a husband with tools, I'm going to start haunting second hand shops. Usually avoid rolling pins!

Gabriele DiTota said...

I've been scouring thrift and resale shops looking for used rolling pins. Love this idea!

Cathy in gorgeous Sonoma County said...

I love the wooden rollers. I've made the others, but never thought about those.!

Sharon Forster said...

I saw wool and threads wrapped around PVC or ABS pipe done as an art form. These would be stronger than cardboard and you could always tip them and print circles or cut the ends on an angle and get elipsoids.
I always seem to have things lying around after plumbing repairs. Now I have a use for them

fabriquefantastique said...

I did fabric printing at art college ( several decades ago) loved it! Perhaps this could help me have another go.
Also, since I am in NZ for a anoher month it would not have far to go.

Jodie Matte said...

I've just started fabric printing with a Gelli Plate - how fun is that!! Just bought more paint today! So many ideas, so little time :)

Pam said...

WOW... It is amazing what can be created with the rolling pin and fabric paint. Love the idea and different textures. Gets my creative light bulb going.

Norma Conway said...

I am going to make my own roller using a small paint roller contraption. I think I saw a really mini paint roller in my travels and I'll be watching for this again. This fabric is really lovely. Thanks for the inspiration. Norma

Pam said...

Loving all of these awesome ideas enjoying this blog hop

Monica Weidmann said...

I absolutely love your printed fabric!

eily62 said...

I'll be looking at garage sales.... Love the idea and the outcome.

Marybeth said...

Printing on fabric is new to me...would love the book!

Deb Clarke said...

Amazing how you utilise equipment to get unique mark making happening. You really are the "queen" of this print stuff, aren't you........

Debbie said...

I love your blog and this fabric. My husband does woodworking, I have to get a few rolling pins and see how it goes.

Elizabeth Gibson said...

That is a gorgeous piece of fabric. I wish I had a friend who liked to make marks in old wooden rolling pins-another flea market item to keep my eye open to find.

Jo Britt said...

Sweet, would love to win that fabric!

Jackie said...

I love you ideas and fabric

Deb B. said...

Love this fabric! And lots of ideas!

Beverly S. said...

What a beautiful piece of fabric. It makes me want to try my hand at surface design. I have the "stuff" to do it but haven't really tried it. Thanks!

GoGayleGo said...

I'm trying to print my own curtains, and a little birdie (at Artistic Artifacts) told me yesterday that your book might be helpful. I'm also checking out the blog tour for ideas.

Anonymous said...

Love the rolling pin idea. Great way to use the husband :)

PK Sews said...

Gasp! Your fabric creation is gorgeous! And thanks for the great post. I love the idea of using rolling pins. Thanks again!

Brenda said...

I am really impressed with your fabric piece and already making plans (ahem . . .). Wish I had a friend like Jim. Will you share him?

Anonymous said...

My rolling pin hasn't seen a pie crust in years. Printing sounds like a gret idea.
Carole Hoffman

Beulah said...

These are very exciting ideas! I must try some soon.
Beulah

Ann said...

Great new piece. I love the use of the dots. Must dig out my carved rolling pins. Ann

Cindy H said...

Cool rolling pin designs. I like the fabric you created with them!

Grace said...

This is great fun. I love the use of rolling pins to make repeated patterns,
Grace
liberalsprinkles at gmail dot com

Karin Husty said...

So cool! love the rolling pins!

Susan Purney Mark said...

So the winner of the book and fabric is: Deb Clarke! Congrats Deb, please send me your mailing address.
My husband liked that you called me a "queen" LOL!

Lisa Filion said...

love those rolling pins! I wonder if my son could make me some! Love the fabric too!

Judy Mac said...

Great ideas in this book. Love your rolling pins!

patty a. said...

Those rolling pins are cool!

jannieb said...

Fun idea!So glad to find your blog during this hop !