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Fabric design: T-shirts

Looking back: apart from painting vintage furniture, the mainstay of my Canadian art studio in the 1990s was fabric design. I dyed T-shirts and cotton tops by hand and decorated the garments using stamps, stencils, foam rollers, metal tipped applicator bottles… It was fortunate that my supplier had her shop in the same village where […]

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upcycling fabric, hand dyed fabric, embroidered fabric

Upcycling: fabric

I don’t just upcycle furniture, I’ve started upcycling garments too. I learned how to dye and paint fabric in my studio for functional art in Canada, back in the 1990s. Here you see the back panel of a dress in burgundy red, printed using handcut stamps and embellished with hand embroidery (still a bit shaky). […]

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Willow orange closeup. Block print on fabric

Workshop: fabric printing with found objects

New workshop! Next week it’s BRAW: Blairgowrie and Rattray Arts Week. A week of art, craft, drama, music with arts and crafts demonstrations, concerts, exhibitions. I’ll be leading a workshop where you can learn how to decorate fabric (recycled or new cotton shopping bags) using fabric paint and stamps made from found objects. The venue […]

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African Tunic Detail. Blockprint on fabric

Fabric printing: tunic

When fabric printing¬† was one strand of my business I wanted to work on something more interesting than T-Shirts and found cotton tunics in a plain cut. I dyed them by hand and printed them, using my own stamps. (more…)

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Upcycling furniture: chair

This chair is part of a set of four stylish oak chairs which I traded in for an old chest of drawers. The bland looking wood was sanded and stained, the drop-in seats needed re-upholstering. (more…)

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Circus Shirt Detail

Fabric design: T-shirts

Here is another example of custom made T-shirts from my design studio. I used figure-stamps and added drawings of accessories I remember from circus performances. T-shirt Circus Stamps carved on Speedball Speedy-Cut, cotton fabric, Procion fabric dye, Setacolor fabric paint. 1997    

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