Thursday, September 13, 2012

Designing Fabric

A few days ago I pulled out a 36" x 60" piece of cotton duck cloth and proceeded to add lots of color to it.  Here is a small section that is left of it.

After I was done painting the fabric I made some bags.  Here are a couple of handbags I made.

And here is a grocery tote I created.

The fabric was painted with an assortment of Jacquard Dye-Na-Flow, Jacquard Textile Colors, and Tumble Dyes.  I used lots of stencils and Thermofax screens to create patterns.  The white squares screen print you see is a Thermofax screen from my friend Margaret Applin.  She sells these screens in her shop <click here>.  She recently added some new designs to her inventory and I've got my eye on some of those.

I also used some stencils/templates by Crafter's Workshop.  I love their stencil designs and have quite a few, but they came out with some new designs this summer.  Again, I'm eyeing some of those new designs to add to my stencil tool box.

I have added the two handbags to my Etsy shop.


  1. ooooooohhhh!!! LUV these bags!!!!! Luv what you did with the dyes, too!!!

  2. Terri, the fabric is gorgeous and you've made some beautiful bags with it. I love the colours.

  3. Gorgeous patterning, nice use of color and stencils! I've got my 'eye' on a few of those very things!

  4. I love the colours and the painting/stencilling. Very inspiring. And the bags are awesome too.
    It's time I gave something like this a go. Just as soon as it stops raining and the sun comes out!


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