Posts Tagged ‘print’

Kalotaszegi Print on T-Shirt

September 2, 2014

Kaloraszegi stitches take way too long.

Here’s a quick way to get the design onto a t shirt:

Print the Kalotaszegi design onto multiple A4 papers tiled, copy it to the freezer paper on the paper side not the plastic side, cut the outline using an xActo knife.

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Mix 2 parts acrylic, 1 part textile medium

Iron on the freezer paper stencil, plastic side down towards the fabric

 

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Place a piece of plastic or cardboard under the design, in between the layers of the shirt.

Using a foam brush, paint over the paper to cover the fabric really well.

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Let dry and then iron it on the backside to treat the paint and fix it to the fabric.

It has been in the washer/dryer a few times, lasts pretty well, but the paint will crack if the fabric is stretched.

 

 

 

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Stripes

May 12, 2009

Stripes, originally uploaded by fmirela.

I’ve made the pattern for the top I’m wearing as simple as possible and really gave thought to the stripes on the fabric, wanted to align the teal line with the waist line.

Shoulder stripes

So this is a simple T shaped top with a fitted waist and sort of a 70’s feel in the cut and 80’s in the print. I keep meaning to scan the pattern and share it on BurdaStyle…maybe one day…

The top on the dress form is finished and there is another one I’ve made already in the same fabric, pictures pending.

SpoonFlower

September 10, 2008

I got my invite today! http://www.spoonflower.com

Here’s how it works. Here are a lot of submitted designs.

Thanks to stacyjoy for telling me about this!

I’m sure I’ll use it at first for printing some labels on fabric and then decide on some fabric prints (lace, leaves, images of my home town since 1900s) we’ll see…they are still in Beta version and users can only apply for invites, prices are reasonable and the whole idea is a lot of fun. Just think about it: if you could have a fabric with any design on it, what would the print be? Works with any .tiff in LAB color but they can also use .jpegs.

If you want everything to be hand made you could try painting on fabric, like Raluca from Iasi, Romania does. These are my favorite creations: lily dress and irises.

You may want to brush up on your painting skills, the free art lessons at jerrys artarama could help. Thanks Roberta for mentioning this. My skills are totally stuck in the fourth grade…elementary school level…