Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Back to Basics - Messing about with Shapes

 At the end of this month Peter and I will be involved in Makertorium, at Te Papa.  We are going to spend a whole day demo-ing what we do.  This has set me to thinking -  for the last six months or so I have been busy chasing my tail I think.  Too much focus on the sewing part and not on the printing bit.  The bit that I enjoy the most, where my creativity can really flow.    I have been so focused on end product and not on why I decided to start printing in the first place.
 So today after I finished printing orders, I had a bit of a play about with new techniques.  Ways I can produce prints with out Peter's carved blocks.  He is far to busy making furniture now (apparently) to carve anything for me and I want to keep all my fingers so no carving for me. These are not my finished fabrics, these are my note book, sketch pad, mess it up type thing.  I have been trying out using a gelli printing plate.  It is a lot of fun and produced some great results.  not sure yet how I will pull it all together but the ideas are percolating.
Almost forgot I have some great ideas for getting people involved in printing on the day with a minimum of mess, I hope.


  1. This sounds like so much fun! I would LOVE to make my own printed fabric! Wish I could come along but I'm out of the country - I'm sure there will be another one :-)

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.

  2. Oh what fun you will have at Te Papa, I look forward to seeing some photos. Keep up the great work.

  3. Looking interesting Nic - Te Papa is going to be fab!

  4. What creative fun! I enjoy the painting side more than the sewing too. Hope it goes well!