Posts tagged ‘handprinting’

Handprinted: A Fabric Swap

Leslie Keating of onegirl is hosting a Handprinted Fabric Swap. I’ve signed up! I haven’t done anything like this in ages so I’m excited. I already have my screenprinted Tangram fabric from the book to offer, but if my partners don’t like brown I’ll print up some new colorways. Signups are open through Sunday, October [...]

Jeanne McGee

{ Brown Flower } Jeanne McGee is a printmaker living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She handprints fabric and paper with hand-carved woodblocks. I’m amazed by the consistency and clarity of these prints — something I could never achieve with rubber and linoleum blocks for the book, but that has its own charm, I think . Jeanne [...]

Battle of the Printing Books: Printing by Hand by Lena Corwin, Lotta Prints by Lotta Jansdotter

Printing by Hand by Lena Corwin Hardcover spiral-bound, 144 pages Publisher: Stewart Tabori & Chang   Lotta Prints: How to Print With Anything, From Potatoes to Linoleum by Lotta Jansdotter softcover, 120 pages Publisher: Chronicle Books Since the crafty community is very close-knit and supportive, I doubt there’s an actual battle between the two New [...]

Fabric Scraps (The Good Kind That You Never Throw Away)

(Just realized that “scraps” would be a much more fitting name for my “clearinghouse” category. Duh!) Anknel and Burblets went to Cloth House in London. Beautiful stuff. Michael Miller is giving away a First Sight gift set (First Sight is the fabric line designed for infant’s developing vision), just comment on this Making It Fun [...]

Handprinted Swatch Swap

Block-printed fabric by Jesse Breytenbach Jesse Breytenbach of Jezzeblog has begun a loosely organized handprinted fabric swatch swap. She does genius block printing onto fabric (she sells her work through her Etsy shop) and was looking to trade squares with other handprinters. If you’ve been wanting to try hands-on surface design, here’s a nice way [...]

Handprinting with Lotta Jansdotter

Lotta Jansdotter shows Etsy and the rest of us how to print onto fabric with stencils and yams (via the CRAFT blog). I like the nice bit about idea cultivation at the end. Related: Scientific American Mind article on How to Unleash Your Creativity (via Three Buttons). Related posts: Preview: Echo by Lotta Jansdotter Lotta [...]

Andover Vegetable Dye Collection

U.K.-based fabric company Andover has a new line of fabrics hand-printed using vegetable dyes. The website doesn’t say so but I think they must certainly be from India. They would great for garments or home accessories. Available from Z&S and Strawberry Patches. The latter shop has the following information: By producing fabrics using natural dyes [...]


Thanks to Print & Pattern I’ve been turned on to lots of amazing stuff, like British shoppe Sukie. They don’t make yardage, but just think of their silkscreened handkerchiefs and dishtowels as fabric with hems. Note: A version of this entry was originally posted on Dioramarama on June 2, 2006. See original entry for any [...]


I’m pretty sure that I found Cloth through Kathreen, but that could just be because they’re both Australian. In any case, thanks! Cloth is a three-person company led by designer Julie Paterson that hand-dyes and silkscreens their fabrics. The fact that there are no prices on the website for the yardage or the beautiful products [...]