Want to experiment with some fun new techniques and snag a meter of handprinted fabric for yourself? Read on!
::the gist::You'll be sending one printed fat quarter to each of four assigned swap buddies and receiving four printed fat quarters from these same folk. Whether you want to print one whole meter (yard) and chop it into quarters or you want to print four separate 50cm x 50cm (18inch x 20inch) pieces is up to you. Designs must be your own and hand printed using whatever technique you want to play with. Please print on natural fibers - cotton, linen, hemp or a blend of these - and be sure you use ink/paint designed for fabric (you can read a post about fabric and paint/ink options here). You will be sent your swap mates' preferred colours but, in the end, ink colours and design are entirely of your own choosing.
::sign up::Send the following information to email@example.com
Signups will be open until Thursday, February 28th. Your swap group details will be sent to you by Sunday, March 3rd and the deadline to send your fabric is Monday, March 25th, giving you three whole weeks to play around with techniques. This swap is open to anyone, anywhere in the world, which means if you sign up, you have to be willing to ship fabric overseas (since we'll only be sending fat quarters, you should be able to sandwich your fabric between two pieces of card and send it in a C4 (8.5 x 11inch) envelope to keep postage costs down).
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There are a ton of books on every kind of fabric printing you can imagine but one I can recommend wholeheartedly is Lena Corwin's Printing by Hand: A Modern Guide to Printing with Handmade Stamps, Stencils, and Silk Screens. I'll be posting about tutorials and techniques over the course of the swap to keep you motivated but please feel free to add links to any other resources in the comments, there is so much great information out there! Once the mailing deadline has past, I'll be posting ideas of what to make with your fancy handprinted fat quarters : )
Here's a little sidebar button if you want to show off that you are taking part:
and please feel free to use the large image above to blog about the swap, the more the merrier!
::Sign ups for this round of swapping are now closed and all participants have been notified of their group details by email::