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February 13, 2015

Screen print and stitching

Since last summer I have been thinking about something new. When I tried screen printing at the Fat Quarterly Retreat I was hooked and not a week has gone by where I haven't thought about it. Because Karen made it seem achievable without a lot of fancy equipment.

In the autumn i experimented a bit with screen print embellished with embroidery and I fell in love. I had planned on work on some more designs in January but then the VAT thing happened and I had to put it to one side.

However, now I am determined to do something about it. For myself. But for you as well. I haven't decided the exact shape of this, but it will probably be a set of designs that can be embellished (or left plain) with embroidery or anything else. Beads, buttons..!

I had lots of fun stitching the examples you can see in the photos. It's like instant embroidery patterns where you can add any stitches you like. And there's no need to fill in with satin stitch. ;-)

Stitching on screen print
The designs could be hooped on their own, sewn onto tote bags or maybe used in quilts. I can see a lot of fun options with the ideas I have floating around in my head!

If it's something you might be interested in, I'd love to hear from you in this wee questionnaire. Thanks! x

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