My pod prints and photos that suck

3 pictures of screen printed fabric

I promised I would share these with you and I’m starting to think you’ll be sorry you asked to see them because my photos suck really badly. Oh my – this was the best of a very bad bunch so it will be back to the camera for me if for no other reason that to get it right.

So humour me OK and I’ll explain. You may be able to recognise my pod in a mustard yellow I was determined to use and mixed by hand and I’m so pleased that the colour made it’s way out of my head and into paint. It took quite a while to get the ‘right’ colour which loosely translates to I ended up with a very large quantity that I happily shared with my classmates. I was equally determined towards that blue but I arrived at it so quickly which meant I had such a little quantity that I had to be frugal to make it to the end of the class with some left to use. If you look closely you can see where it started to dry on the screen which resulted in a not perfect print.

On the second day I went for a red twill fabric but this time thought I’d experiment with a stencil pod shape, followed by the pods and then the ‘seeds’. I think the effect is quite striking and I’m planning a complimentary digital design to turn my hand printed yardage into something wonderful – what would you recommend? My teacher insisted I do the sole white pod on red – and I so wish I’d done more of them.

Now, when I take better photos I will share those with you too.

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7 Responses to My pod prints and photos that suck

  1. Mary July 8, 2012 at 12:04 am #

    Great fabrics! Are they your first? I’m fascinated by handprinted fabrics, but don’t have the energy to make my own! I think I’ll try Spoonflower some time. Have you? Anyway, congratulations on your designs!
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    • Libby July 8, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

      Hey Mary – no these are not my first prints but my first go at printing yardage. It’s such a lovely way to work. Yes I have some designs on Spoonflower too, I plan to combine the two. Thanks for the compliment.

  2. leah July 8, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    i love your pod prints. what can’t you do with them?
    that print would make an awesome skirt, fabulous cushions. a divine patchwork quilt.
    i really love your prints xx
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  3. Nicole July 11, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

    Hey Libby, I really think they are striking..and the pics aren’t that bad anyway. I think I love the red best even though I am normally a green and blue kind of gal..maybe because it is so strong? But they are all a credit to you . I have just started to try out spoon flower and love it so far but it would not have the same look as the hand screen printed product.
    Nicole recently posted..In the sewing room today

  4. Brandi July 13, 2012 at 9:01 am #

    I think I like the green and blue on the white the best, but that shouldn’t come as a huge shock, huh? 🙂 It’s been fascinating seeing this develop from a sketch to an actual screenprint! Can’t wait to see what comes next!
    Brandi recently posted..Introducing The Palette Club!

  5. misssrobin August 26, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    I really like the mustard, but the white on red in the lower left is my favorite. It’s the minimalist in me.
    misssrobin recently posted..I Can Strengthen


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