Friday, 7 December 2012

Amsterdam Cushion Covers

I absolutely love my screen printed Amsterdam prints and books and have enjoyed having them on cards too.  I've had it in my head to do cushions for a while now and figured that using my imagery from the Amsterdam print would be a good place to start.

I haven't ever printed seriously onto fabric before.  There has been the odd bit as a test, but nothing solid.  Not having a soft printing bed (as I think you should have for printing fabric no?)  I mounted up my pieces of fabric onto a thin card stock - possibly made it easier for positioning too.

I've gone for a peacock blue and gold.  This gives a slight variation from my prints on paper and makes it it's own product!

The gold went down first, and looked great on my paper tests but seemed a bit pale on the canvas material.  I then double hit it and I'm much happier with the result.  The blue was similar, a bit thin on one pull but a lot better so I've done a mix of one hits and two hits.

I also have sewn these myself!  The cover is removable, so if you spill something on one, it's not the end of the world.  But please be gentle when washing.

The cushion is shown here on my craft fair table at The Old Fire Station for the Hand Made Makers Market where they were shown a lot of love!  They measure just 35cm x 35cm although may vary slightly due to my sewing skills.


Sophie Heywood said...

awh I miss amsterdam! these kind of buildings were everywhere

Charlotte Vallance said...

They really are Sophie!