Sunday, June 8, 2008

Printing Practice

Here’s what I made this weekend – a cosy dinosaur pillow for my boy. He and I screen-printed the fabric months ago with me promising to sew it up into a little pillow for him. Well, guilt finally got the better of me and I made the pillow at last – he loves it!

And I love it too - I love all the little drawings he comes up with. He carefully drew the picture out, which features three dinos with the sun shining down on them, and then I cut it into a stencil. Then we set up the table outside and he helped me do the printing. The reverse is printed with the image too but is a little smudged - it was so hard getting the registration right. As well as that it was a really windy day and the screen and the ink was drying out ... but now I'm just making excuses! It’s the first screen printing I’ve done in years so it was good to have a little go at it again (and realise how much more practice I need!)

I also screen printed some fabric for myself … still not sure if it’s good enough to do anything with yet (bit tricky to see it properly in the photo) - maybe a bag or skirt? I’d like to give the printing another go and maybe design some one-colour prints for fabric. Fun.


Hot Fudge said...

Ali - I just fell in love with your little man's artwork! What a great team you make. I reckon you should make some of those scrumptious pillow cases to sell at our Christmas market. I know I would be lining up to buy one.

I almost feel tempted to dust off my old Gocco hidden somewhere in the depths of my wardrobe - almost.



Bec said...

Wow Ali - this has turned out so fantastic!!! What a great project to do with you son - no wonder he loves it!!! Can't wait to see what you do with your fabric too :)

High Desert Diva said...

I love the dinosaur pillow and the fact that you worked on it together.

Your fabric looks good to me!

Joanne said...

Ali - this is just lovely. Isn't it so nice that you made it together with your son? I'll bet he couldn't wait to try out his new pillowcase. That is just so cute! You did an awesome job of the fabric too!

Ali said...

thanks for your positive comments! I'm encouraged to do more now :)

Hey Harriet said...

What an artistic little fella your boy is! His drawing is so sweet & what a fun activity for you guys to do together. I love screenprinting also but mine are ALWAYS smudgy! It's fun all the same :)

Sarah and Jack said...

His little pillow is so beautiful. I bet he loves it!