Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Winners! and Developments
I used a random number generator to decide the winners of my ribbon giveaway: Snooglerat, seamsoeasy, and Fulvia! Thanks so much to everyone who entered - it was really interesting (and useful) to find out what you'd use the ribbons for.
As for the picture, that's the first fat quarter I've printed. I've had a few requests for these, and have been wanting to get on it - I think my new patterns would be great for quilting, in particular.
I managed to track down fabric I thought would be good for quilting (dense but light pure cotton) and set about figuring out how to print it. The problem (challenge?) is that my new patterns are designed on a grid - a grid that I create by folding the fabric. This works perfectly for the cushion covers, but fat quarters are just too big. This means drawing up the grid on the fabric. Which means rinsing it after curing to wash the watersoluble pen out. Which means drying the fabric again. Currently, what with winter all around, everything seems to take about 4 days to dry....
So, not an insurmountable problem, but it is slowing things down a bit. Expect fat quarters in the shop ... soonish. (I also got my hands on a bit of linen that I'm sure is going to print beautifully!)