Thursday, 16 April 2015

Stamping on Fabric

Evening Everyone,

Hope you have all had a lovely day. It's been such a sunny day here that, after zipping through the dreaded housework, it was out into the garden to weed another stretch of border. Mind you, I'm paying for it now ... there's not a bone in my body that's not complaining :) Enough of that, let's get on to my latest project.
Just a bit of experimenting ... stamping on to fabric rather than paper. I used a scrap of white cotton fabric and my favourite snowdrop stamp from The Wild and Free Collection from get Stamping ... chosen mainly because it is a simple image ... nothing too taxing :)
 The outline is stamped with Versafine Olympia Green, an oil based pigment ink ... I don't even know if I've used the right stamp pad here, it was just what I had in my stash, but as I doubt whether it will ever be washed I thought it would be okay. The tiny amount of colouring was done with green and yellow ProMarkers. When done, I ironed it to, hopefully, set the inks - just in case!
And here's what I made with it and how.

  • I cut it down to a square measuring 2¾".
  • Ironed some adhesive applique paper on to the back.
  • Traced and cut out a heart shape on to copy paper, using a template found in a book of hearts, Hanging Hearts by Rachael Row from Search Press. 
  • Cut two heart shapes from the green/white polka dot cotton.
  • Removed the backing from the applique and pressed it on to the heart shaped piece of cotton that would be the front then machine stitched around the sides of the snowdrop square using white silk thread and a satin stitch.
  • The two sides of the  heart were sewn together, adding a loop of white satin ribbon at the top before stitching. 
  • Finally, the heart was stuffed through a gap, deliberately left for just this purpose, which was then stitched up.

Though I realise I still have a lot to learn about stamping on fabric, I'm well pleased with this wee heart which is now gracing the hall here at Casa Worthington :)

Thanks for dropping in, as always, it's much appreciated. Have a great evening, what's left of it, and take care.

Happy Crafting,


Bonnie said...

That little snowdrop is adorable! And I love that primitive shaped heart! What a lovely craft!

Jackie said...

It looks beautiful, I love the simple stamp :o)
Jackie xx

Carole Pollard said...

So sweet its delightful I've never stamped on fabric either but it looks great might give it a try sometime love and hugs Carole x

Jean said...

Wow Elizabeth I love your little snowdrop stamp, and it looks so lovely stamped onto fabric. The finish hanging heart looks beautiful as well, i like door hanle hanners.
Jean x

Marie-Louise said...

This is so very pretty Elizabeth. What a very talented lady you are.