Friday, November 22, 2013

StencilGirl Blog Hop - Grateful

Hi everyone!  Today is a fun day.  Today is a StencilGirl Blog Hop and this hop is featuring stencils that I have designed.  I invite you to grab a cup of coffee, or whatever you fancy, and settle in front of your computer and hop along with me and several other artists who are sharing what they have done with the stencils. 

The theme of the hop is Grateful.  One big huge thing that I am grateful for is my family. I love being with them, supporting each other, being there for each other and sharing. This year I was determined to create a set of family Christmas stockings.  In years past we each had a stocking but they were all different sizes, colors, etc.  I wanted to create something that coordinated and looked really good hanging together.



I started by creating the fabric for the stockings.  I used cotton duck for my stockings but you can use any fabric you like.  The step-out examples below are shown on 100% cotton PFD quilting quality fabric. An alternative to painting on a white piece of fabric would be to skip the first step and use a commercial fabric in a color you like.

For the first layer of color: I spray the fabric with water before painting on the color.  It helps the color penetrate easier into the fibers. I diluted some Jacquard Dye-Na-Flow so that the color was more in a light to medium tone. I don't start with a dark color base because that makes successive layers of design harder to see. I painted color over the entire surface and let it dry completely (overnight).  I have also used watered-down textile paint for this step.  


Next I chose a couple of stencils and two colors of Tumble Dye spray-on fabric paint.  The stencils I am using are Leaves and Slices. I placed the stencils randomly and sprayed the color to create the designs.



For the next layer I used a couple of my hand carved stamps, textile paint, and sponge wedges.  I randomly applied these designs across the surface.



And for the final step, I used a darker shade of textile paint, a sponge wedge, and a piece of sequin waste to create even more interest to the surface.




Allow the fabric to dry completely.  Heat set with your iron.  Flip the fabric upside down and iron from the backside for a few minutes.

I drew a stocking pattern in the shape and size I wanted on some paper.


Before I cut the fabric out using the stocking pattern, I fused a lining fabric to the backside with Mistyfuse fusible web.  You can see how the lining looks in one of the stockings in the next photo.  Cut out the pattern, you will need two pieces that are mirror images of each other.  Fold down the top (opening edge) and stitch a 3/4" hem on both pieces.  Place the two stocking pieces with right sides together and stitch with a 1/4" seam. Clip curves and turn right side out.  Attach a hanging loop and name tag.


For the name tags, I used a piece of Roc-Lon Multi-Purpose cloth.  This fabric does not fray, so you can leave the edges unfinished.  I applied stencil designs to one side of a piece of  Multi-Purpose cloth with Tumble Dyes and let that dry.  I created a tag template and cut out the cloth tags.  I used a paper hole punch for the holes but did need to help clear the holes with a small pair of scissors.


On the white side of the tags I wrote the names of my family members with a fabric gel pen. I then attached the tags to the hanging loop on each stocking.



I hope you enjoyed my project.  I am celebrating this blog hop by having a giveaway. Leave a comment and you will be eligible to win the following prize:

CONTEST IS CLOSED - THANK YOU!

A set of Tumble Dye fabric paints and two 6x6" stencils (Daisies and Layered Salad).
I am also including the fat quarter of purple fabric I demonstrated with in this post.
I will announce the winner here on my blog on Monday, November 25.  But wait!  There's more chances for you to win a prize.  Visit all of the blogs in the hop (listed below) and leave a comment.  You will be eligible to win some stencils.  Visit the StencilGirl Talk blog to see the stencils you have the chance to win.

Blog Hop Order
Terri Stegmiller - YOU ARE HERE

115 comments:

  1. Gorgeous looking stockings, what a great idea, thanks for sharing!

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  2. Wow, i ' ve never tried this technique, you are so inspiring. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  3. Your stencils look like so much fun. YOU look like you're having fun, Terri! So creative. Thanks for counting me in for the giveaway.

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  4. I love it!! This looks like lots of fun. Great tutorial.

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  5. Gorgeous little Seasonal project!! What a good job and thanks for sharing your process!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  6. What a fabulous set of stockings. I love the bright colours and the use of the stencils makes them so totally unique...awesome!

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  7. Love the matching stockings! So neat to see a different use for stencils than paper. Have fun filling them this Christmas!

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  8. These stencils are fabulous. How great do those stockings look????

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  9. Wow Terri this looks such fun!
    I've never heard of Roc Lon cloth - can you explain a little about it??

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  10. Great project! You make it look so easy that I may have to give it a try. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  11. How adorable are these and the linings just make them so perfect. Lucky family. xox

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  12. What a fabulous technique, thank you for sharing. I'm loving the yellow spirals on purple.

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  13. Great stockings an you know I love your stencils !

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  14. Love your stencils.. and your creativity!

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  15. What a fun technique and love the stockings!! I would love to win your giveaway, thanks!!

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  16. They're so scrumptious! Love what you did!

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  17. Hi Terri, I love your fabric and stockings. I love to hand dye and have gotton into fabric painting a bit too-thanks for the ideas with the stencils
    and the chance to win-hop looks fun
    Kathy

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  18. What beautiful colors and designs. I love your stencils and your work.

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  19. Terri.. you talents amazes me. I love this fabric and the stockings. Love hopping with you.

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  20. The stockings are so fun and cheery! Love your process and thank you for sharing it. Would LOVE to win the stencils and fabric paints, so THANK YOU for the chance.

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  21. Great idea and would be lots of fun with kids.

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  22. love the thought of using stencils on fabric- your stockings are so darn cute!!

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  23. Awesome Terri! I love your stencils and your art. Thanks.

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  24. Love your stencils, they are so stinking cute! And if course I love all your art.

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  25. You make it look so easy. I would love to try making those beautiful stockings. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  26. Lovely stockings and your stencils. Thanks for sharing your technique.

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  27. WOW! perfect timing!!! I've been thinking a lot about decorating some tee's for work and play and didn't even think of this method. Thanks for the chance to win and some great ideas :)

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  28. always so clever gjeneve@gmail.com

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  29. Absolutely gorgeous stocking... so unique and so very fun!! Your family will love them! Thanks for taking the time to share the how-to's! Your stencil designs are wonderful. Enjoy the holidays!!

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  30. Always fun to see what you are designing with your great stencils.

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  31. Terri! How adorable are those stockings! And I love that you used non-traditional colors! I'm all about the color-thanks for the inspiration!

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  32. These are such sweet stockings! Love your new stencils too ;0)

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  33. great tute and fabulous end product, as always Terri!

    Love your stencils!

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  34. love the stockings - thank you for sharing your steps - I need more practice layering my designs, and this gives me a great project to work on it!

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  35. I love your rainbow of stockings for Santa to fill. Thanks for a wonderful tutorial and chance to win. In our family growing up the stocking hung by the chimney was my favorite gift on Christmas morning. Family love...Fantastic Dear!

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  36. My fabric knowledge is limited so this was a great tutorial for me to learn from. Thanks, Terri.

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  37. Love the colors of all the stockings! Beautiful!!!! Lovely giveaway too.

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  38. I love your stocking project! Thanks for sharing and chance to win!

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  39. I love your stencils and this project is so fun!

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  40. I love the stencils! The stockings are really cute, I have never tried fabric dyeing before, something new to try...

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  41. Fabulous stockings, Terri. Thanks for putting together this tutorial!

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  42. Your stencil are all so lovely. Thanks for the project...perfect timing for Xmas.

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  43. Love the colorful fun look of the stockings. I haven't made any in maybe 10 years. I feel the urge to make some.

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  44. Thank you for sharing how you made the stockings. They will be loved. I love the layered salad stencil and the name of it to.
    Thanks for the give a way.

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  45. LOVE your stockings and enjoy your step-by-step so much.

    How lovely of you to offer us at chance at such a delightful prize offering. Would love to try playing with these supplies.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  46. Stockings are cute and look like they would be fun to do.

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  47. Your set of family Christmas stockings are absolutely delightful, Terri! As are ALL your stencils!
    Thanks so much for sharing your process with us! :)

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  48. Terri I always enjoying seeing your creations and this is no exception.
    The stockings look really great. A questions are the stencils for personal use only or can they be used on items made for sale, such as a design on a silk scarf?

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  49. What a totally awesome idea! Love your stockings!

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  51. Salad stencil? It's fantastique! Merci! :-)

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  52. Great tutorial! You used great colors, and of course the stencils tied the whole design together. Thanks for sharing what looks like a really fun project, and for offering the chance to win some of your awesome stencils!

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  53. Your stencils have always fascinated me. Thanks for the great tips on textile painting.

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  54. I love the stocking you made. Thanks so much for showing the details!

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  55. Love the stockings, thanks for the tutorial.

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  56. Love the stockings or should I say the fabric that made the stockings, finished stockings are cute also. I will have to look at your stencils sometime soon.

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  57. Great idea - these would make super ornaments!

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  58. Those fabrics are amazing!
    ...Raine Phoenix

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  59. I love your idea! I might have to use it to make stockings for my 2 doggies and 3 kitties!

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  60. @Janice - The StencilGirl Angel Policy can be viewed here:

    http://www.stencilgirltalk.com/p/angel-policy.html

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  61. yay for family and stencils. Thanks for sharing everything including your design abilities!

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  62. I love the stockings! What a great idea.

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  63. I've never even heard of the fabric paint you used for your stockings, but we have a new JoAnn Fabrics in town so I'll be checking to see if they carry the products as I LOVE the stockings you created. Thanks so much for offering your giveaway:)

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  64. What fun! You did a great job and I love the tutorial....thanks.

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  65. OMG! everyone has done something phenomenal with your designs Terri! This is a fabulous blog hop!!!!!

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  66. You sure knocked this one out of the park. Love the way your stockings turned out.

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  67. This is so cool. I must get myself some fabric dyes immediately! Very nice project.

    Phyrie

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  68. These are adorable!!! And I love how versatile stencils can be! Thank you for the chance to win some!

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  69. I LOVE this idea! Thanks so much for hopping with us today Terri and showing off your stencils!

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  70. The stockings are gorgeous. Love the idea of putting the names on simple tags.

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  71. Oh Terri....as always I'm crazy about your creations. And these Christmas stockings are just so adorable. Your ideas are fabolous...
    Thanks for sharing your talents with us. I enjoy so much to pick inspiration from you.
    Hugs from SPAIN

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  72. I don't work with fabric because sewing is not my thing; I do, however, LOVE fabric itself, so it's great for me to see you using stencils to decorate it. Your stockings are fantastic! Thank you for the inspiration and the chance to win some of your great designs.

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  73. What a fantastic prize, you're so kind!!! and your job is awesome!!! love it!

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  74. Gorgeous stockings! I never heard of the Roc Lon multi-purpose cloth that doesn't fray, I'll have to look for it.
    Love the give away!

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  75. LOVE the purple fabric!
    Great stocking idea...
    What are you going to put in them?

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  76. Love the stockings, the stencils and the colors. Great job. Linda E.

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  77. Terri these stockings are amazing and lovely.

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  78. Wow! Your project is filled with great ideas! Maybe I'll finally make those stockings I've been planning forever!

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  79. Great idea with the stockings!

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  80. I love the stockings and tags, Terri! Great idea.

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  81. oooh, pretties in purple! Thanks for re-telling me that stencils are good for more than just paper. I forget sometimes!

    edie

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  82. Love the stencils.. can't wait to try this.. Your project ROCKS!!

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  83. Your stencils are amazing! I have recently begun to hoard, uh, purchase stencils. And am learning more and more ways to use them. Thanks for the tutorial and give-a-way.

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  84. Love the stockings. Thank you for the tutorial

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  85. What a nice way to honor your family!

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  86. I love how you made these ... I do not sew but my sister does ... I just appreciate the final product and yours is great!

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  87. love the fabric you made. Your designs are very versatile!

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  88. Beautiful!!! Happy !!!!!! stockings


    ArtistPoet dot Girl @gmail cot com

    good luck to all

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  89. Love the idea of the painted, stenciled stocking. where do you find the spray paint or do you make it yourself? vivianhelena@sti.net

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  90. What a labor of love. it will surely be a festive Christmas as they all look beautiful and bright and filled with your creativity. Your stencils are lovely.

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  91. The project shown here is wonderful. I love your stencils and the creativity they will elicit from their owners.

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  92. beautiful beautiful stockings ~ you make it look so easy ~ love your blog ~ such wonderful helpful tutorials ~ thanks for taking the time to help us ~
    Mary

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  93. Terri, you inspired me to start stenciling on fabric - it looks like so much fun! Your stocking and tags will be so special!

    Thanks for the chance to win the tie dye kit and the stencils from your blog too!

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  94. how cool! Thanks for the inspiration. Love your stencils

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  95. Very nice job with the Christmas stockings! I never stop to think I could be stenciling fabric. Thanks for the reminder and the giveaway!

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  96. These look great...thanks for the chance to win.

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  97. So cool! I would love to learn to work on fabric. Your cat quilt a few posts below is so cute!

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  98. Love these stencils. You stole my heart by using them with paint & fabric. Thanks for a chance to win some (:->
    textilerecycler@yahoo.com

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  99. Thanks so much for the tutorial! It inspired me to finally get started on my Christmas projects. And thanks for all the lovely artwork on your blog. Your work is awesome!

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  100. just love your stencils and your project. thanks so much for the giveaway. xox

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  101. Beautiful stockings ~ very elegant looking.

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  102. Great project and giveaway too. I appreciate all the tips and insights for using your beautiful stencils. Certainly look like a lot of fun.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  103. Nice stencils - looks like fun :-)

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  104. Very nice Terri. Thanks for sharing the technique.

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  105. Love those stockings... what a great idea!! Thanks for the chance!!

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  106. Thanks for sharing this great project and giveaway!

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  107. The Slices stencil is one of my most used ones.

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  108. Great giveaway! I have wanted to learn this type of stenciling! midwayfarms@hughes.net

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  109. Brilliant, beautiful unique gift idea!

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  110. Hi everyone! The contest is now closed but you may still leave comments if you would like. Any comments left after mine will not be included in the drawing. Thank you so much!

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