handprinted: a fabric swap III

For the second year in a row, I participated in the hand-printed fabric swap organized by Leslie from Maze and Vale (one of my favorite fabric designers!). You can see the triangle fabric I printed last year here.

For this year's fabric, I decided to use a stamp that I carved in a surface-printing workshop I took at Lotta Jansdotter's studio back in February. The bowl design is based on an image I found in a book in Lotta's studio, and reminds me of Cathrineholm enamelware. 

Using navy blue fabric ink, I printed the bowl on a few different fabrics: two types of linen and a quilting cotton. It was interesting to see how the fabric weave changed how the design printed. I mailed the four fat quarters to my swap partners in England and Australia, and have already received some great fabric from them in return.

I really love printing my own fabric, and am looking forward to trying out screen printing in an upcoming workshop at the Cloth Fiber Workshop in Asheville. My goal is to have enough hand-printed fabric by the end of the year to make a quilt!