Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Screen printing fun

My first screen printing exercise outside of a classroom was a great experience. I designed and printed tea towels as Christmas presents. It was hard work but well worth the effort! The initial attempt at home was a bit of a disaster - not much room and plenty of mess! Lucky for me Lara let me play in her studio some great results:

First colour run in plum

Cleaning was relatively easy in a purpose built trough

All heat set, folded and ready to go in plum and olive!

I hope the intended recipients appreciate the effort!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Sew busy

I have been putting my new Janome sewing machine into overdrive by making these:

Cushion covers for a Christmas present and a bolster cover (bottom left) for my husband who was jealous I wasn't making anything for him!

and these:

Placemats ready for screen printing (by the way, the tea towel calendar is still work in progress while I have been running around looking for supplies for that project).

AND this:

A cute summer dress I have decided instead to wear as a long top over jeans accompanied with a nice cardy, jewellery and thongs. Perfect for those can't-decide-whether-it's-hot-or-cold Melbourne summer days.
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