Seamwork

May Discoveries

Resources and additional favorites for this issue.

Block printing tips from the Colette blog.


Supplies

Wood Stamps: If you don’t want to make stamps for block printing, this Etsy shop has some great options.

Screen Printing Inks: Available online or at your local craft store, these inks are perfect for block printing.

Websites

Maker Maker: This collection from Andover Fabrics features Sarah Golden’s designs. Her work translates beautifully to Andover’s high-quality fabric.

Jen Hewett: As a printmaker, surface designer and textile artist, Jen also teaches classes. Check out her blog and don’t miss her year of hand-printed fashion.

Christine Haynes has a Chop Chop Collection, with quick PDF patterns and full-color photographs for instructions.

This month’s sample garments

For the Reggie dress:

Yarn Dyed Chambray

Gingham

A special thank you to The Fabric Store in Los Angeles for the Linen Paradise fabric!

For the Gabrielle dress:

Light Blue Rib Knit

French Terry in Coral

Art Gallery Fiesta Fun Citrus Sunrise

The Maker Maker fabric collection features Sarah Golden’s designs.

Patterns

Trevi Top and Dress: This new pattern from Hey June has buttons on the back!

Piper: Christine Haynes added a new pattern to her Chop Chop Collection. If you have some knit stripes in your fabric stash, this funnel-neck top is a quick, satisfying sew.

Classes and Tutorials

Design, Carve, Print: Expert block printing artist Jen Hewett shares her expertise in this online course.

5 Block Printing Tips: A few tips and tricks from the Colette blog.

Printing polka dots on knits: Learn how to use screen printing ink to customize your fabric.

May, 2017

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