This is my first attempt at hand printed fabric. I designed and carved stamps and used speed ball fabric ink to block print cotton fabric. I will send a fat quarter to four recipients around the world and await reception of their pieces. I already received a lovely print from the UK printed on Irish Linen. (I'll get photos up after I receive the other three) I have plans to tackle a quilt made from this motif after the Dot to Dot show this weekend! Speaking of the show, I printed tote bags and tea towels for our house themed event. I discovered each ink handled differently. Red seems to be a more difficult color to work with. I have long term plans of acquiring a screen and printing fabric for more quilts. So, printing is great, but heat setting the fabric with an iron is not so fun. I think it took me longer to iron everything than to print it. I hope my efforts were successful and the ink sufficiently made permanent.
PS Her is the link to the blog post of the making of the fabric I received from the UK: Elephino