More Screen Printing

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May 042018
 

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More Screen Printing

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On my post of the 2nd – here – I showed you how I’d added some details to the pockets of my new gardening shirt by screen printing a floral wreath on one pocket and my initial on the other.  Well, on the same day I screen printed those, I also screen printed a small mumber of other things.

Firstly I printed the same Floral Wreath onto cardstock in red.  Neither was a big sucess as the first one was slightly over the edge so I must have moved the cardstock. The second was smudged.

So I decided to wash it off before printing again in black.  Unfortunately the tape over the English wording came off and I forgot to re-tape, so I’ve got words on the prints that I didn’t want.

So I gave up on that screen and put it to wash again while I went on to another screen called Plumage and Foliage.

I wanted to screen print this onto a board mounted canvas, but that was too thick to alow the Screen Sensation framework to close properly. I therefore just taped the screen onto the frame in the usual manner but didn’t insert this into the Screen Sensation framework. I just put it in place over my canvas and held it in place with one hand while using the other to pull Copper Screen Sensation Ink over it.

And it worked!

I then put the screen into the main framework and did another print onto 280gsm cardstock.

As I had my small, travel, iron out to heat set the ink on my shirt so that it can go in the wash I did the same for all these other prints – I did a test with the iron on a corner of the canvas before houng all over just to make sure it was OK with heat.

By this time I was exhausted and couldn’t think of doing any more printing, so the T-shirts, etc., I’ve got in ready will have to wait for another day.

So now it’s just a case of what I’m going to do with these screen prints.

Well I’ve just got one ready to show you today – the one of the peacock screen printed on cardstock.

Back at the start of April I told you about the calender I bought for my Mother, and I said I was adding some sort of picture to each month as we came to it.  You can see the post – here – if you missed it.

Well for May I decided to quickly colour up the peacock.  I’m not so good at painting, but this time I decided to give it a go.  I’d just got in some Dinky Inkies Pearl Reinker Multibuy, and, because of the different effect of these I thought that they would suit the image.  Only problem I had was no suitable blue colour, so I reached for my Gansai Tambi, Blue Gem colour. And while I had those out I picked the purple colour from the same set. Every other colour used is a Dinky Inky.

I did go online to have a look at some photos of peacocks, but there’s no way I could get near to the beauty of a real peacock with its miriad of subtle, shimmering, colours, so I just went with the colours I’d got.

It doesn’t look too bad, and Mam is quite pleased with her May picture.

In some lights it looks quite flat.

But, because of the types of mediums I’d used, in other lights you can see the sparkle in some areas and the irridecense on others.

It is quite lovely when the light hits it at some angles.

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So that’s it for today. I’ll show you how I get on with makeing something with my other screen prints in the future.

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Working On More Clothes For Me

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May 022018
 

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A ‘Designer’ Shirt

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A while ago I showeď you a catchup post with a wrap around skirt I’d made last summer, to wear when doing my little bit of gardening. I’ve got an old, warm, jacket I wear out to the garden when it is cold, but it is a little bit too warm to wear when weeding or watering my pots, etc., in the summer. But, because I have a bad reaction to insect bites, I like to cover up as much as I can if I’m going to sitting out and working in the garden.

So this year I decided to buy a lightweight denim shirt for myself.

I don’t know what it is with clothes manufacturers, but when making clothes in larger sizes the sleeves are never wide enough to be comfortable over the upper arm or to button at the cuff. It’s like the manufacturers have a job lot of sleeves and then use them in several different sizes of the same garment. The shirt that arrived was nice and loose around the body, which is what I’d expect having bought the correct size for me, but the width of the sleeves were a smige too narrow so, although the shirt went on me fine, the sleeves were a bit too tight to be comfortable when weeding my pots, etc.

So, rather than go throught the whole busines of packing it up and sending it back, I decided to have a play with it and add a little bit of material to make the sleeves more comfortable.

Rather than going for denim material I decided to go bright and use some more of the bright red material with white stars that I’d used to make myself a pair of shorts – here.

I got out my 2.5 inch AccuQuilt strip cutter and cut two strips from the material.  I then set to unpicking the seam of the sleeve – then I thought why not go the whole hog and unpick the whole seam from wrist down to the hem.  Make it a real ‘designer’ shirt. I know the body wad already quite loose and comfortable enough for me to work in, but a little extra wouldn’t make it too huge.

So I unpicked both seams from wrist to hem!

Then prayed that my idea would actually work in reality!

So it was time to put my sewing machine to use and sew a strip into each opened seam.

And it worked!  The sewing in was a straightforward job. After doing the straight stitching I went over the four new seams with a sort of overlocking stitch to give the sewing added strength and stop the two materials fraying too badly.

This is what the strip looks like when inserted in the seam.

It was a little cifficult to get the stripes to show on the sleeves when hanging therefore I decided to tuck th cuffs into the neck so this is the whole shirt hanging up.

Then I had another idea!

What if I jazzed it up a bit more by screen printing something on the pockets, perhaps something in red to match the inserted material.

I don’t have a huge amount of screens for printing with, but in the end decided on a floral wreath for one pocket and a letter G stamp using the same ink and the stamping adapter plate that fits in the Screen Sensation frame on the other pocket.

It was a bit of a fiddle getting the positioning of the screen right for the pocket, and the fact that the pocket was sewn onto the shirt giving a raised area didn’t make it an easy task, but I didn’t want to unpick the pockets to do the printing and then have to sew them back on again. (If I’d been prepared to do that I’d have chosen to applique a flower of something in the same material as the stripe onto the pocket rather than screen printing.)

I don’t think it’s perfect with me, but it’s quite good enough for me to have a “designer” shirt to garden in.

This is how the additions to the pockets look. looks in the end.

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So that’s it for today. I’m working on a few more different projects at the moment, so expect to see those appearing on my blog in the not too distant future.

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Catchup Post 10 – More Crochet

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Apr 302018
 

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Blankets And Pillow Cases

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Today I’ve got another catchup post for you.

I did a search on my blog for blankets because I wanted to know the washing instructions from the ball bands of the yarn I’d used to make a blanket each for two of my nephews. I was very surprized when the search didn’t bring up blog posts about the blankets in question.

So I had to go looking for spare yarn I had left over for the washing instructions and then take photos of the creations.

The first blanket is very bright and multicoloured. When he saw me crocheting this my youngest nephew decided that he’d like it.

It still looks good after several washes and being used and dragged around the place a lot. I didn’t have enough room to spread it out completely, but you get an idea of what it is like from this photo.

I bought a pair of pillows and a pair of black pillow cases and also crocheted a band which I gathered and put across the top of the pillow cases.

The pillows naturally live inside the pillow cases.  The blankets also go inside the pillow cases when not in use.

I’ve searched my box of yarn ends and found some of the yarn I used.  It was Stylecraft Double Knitting yarn.  Here’s a ballband off one of the colours.

My younest nephew’s brother, when he saw the bright blanket, said that he would prefer a more muted or camoflage look blanket himself.  I let him look at the options and choose the yarn he wanted me to usr.

This is what his blanket looks like.

It’s big enough for a double bed so allows him to wrap it around him twice.

This is what his pillow case looks like.

And with everything tucked in together.

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Next I need to double check, but I’m almost certain that the blanket I’ve finished for my own bed didn’t come up in my search of my blog either, so if I’m right, that will mean another catchup blog post before too long.

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Apr 282018
 

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Shorts And A Skirt

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Time for another catchup showing you some more things I’ve made a while ago but hadn’t photographed and blogged.

This time it’s a couple of items of clothes I made for myself. I had started writing a blog post about them a while ago but had stopped because I had forgoten to take photos, so I’ve now put the shorts on and got my mother to take a quick photo, as well as taking a photo of the skirt myself.

The shorts are looking a bit worn by now a d the skirt is showing signs of being worn out the garden and so is a bit grubby.

Shorts

I had a nice pair of comfy shorts that I wore around the house and garden until they were falling appart at the seams – until they were at a point that I could not ware them any more.

I decided to use them to make a pattern to make a new pair of shorts for myself.  The elasticated waistband was still fine so I kept that for the new pair.

I chose some bright, red with white stars, cotton material for this project (I later used some of what was left to make the cushion cover that I showed you – here – and I’ve still got some left for more projects.

I put a pocket on the left front the right size for me to carry my mobile phone in, and back right for me to keep a tissue or anything else I need to carry.

This is the photo Mam took of me wareing it.

Skirt

Although I had some clothes suitable for putting on for going out the garden to do some gardening I was finding it difficult pulling trowsers or dungarees on and off, and also getting a skirt either up from the bottom or on over my head, so I decided to make myself a wrap around skirt that I could just pull around and tie, over my house clothes  to protect them and my damaged leg any time I would be sitting in the garden working on my pots and troughs.

I chose denim for this skirt because of it being a tough matetial that is also quite easy to care for.

This garment has also got a small pocket on the front of the left hip for my mobile phone.

I’ve also put a very large pocket on the front that can hold gloves, string, secatures, etc., whatever I need when working.

The wrap over the front is quite large so that I’m still covered down my legs when sitting down, which is how I have to be to do the limited gardening that I can do.

It ties with bright red ribbon at both hips.

This is me wearing it. One of our carers took it for me before helping me shower, after I’d been sat in the garden for a bit feeding the fish.

 

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Keep an eye out for more sewing projects before long as I’m working on adjusting a shirt to go with the skirt.

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Another Two PHD Cushions Complete

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Apr 242018
 

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Another 2 Patchwork Cushion Covers Complete

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I’ve previously shown you two slightly different sized foam cushions I’d made patchwork, quilted, covers for – here and here)

I also showed you some more ready cut out foam pieces from more cushion Projects Half Done (PHDs).

I decided to work on both the ones with the rounded end to fit two different kitchen chairs next.

The first job was, of course, to sew together the patches I’d cut some time ago into two pieces large enough to cover the tops.  For some reason I had more of one colour than the other cut out but decided to go with what I’d got and make a different top to one cushion cover. It’s not as if all the chairs are the same, or that all chairs will have cushions with my covers on, as some of our kitchen chairs already have cushions.

Next came the bit to make the cushion covers fit the shaped foam cushion.  After a bit of thinking I decided on this method – I sprayed the back of the patchwork with the temporary fabric glue I showed you previously and put the foam down on top of it.

After checking that the patchwork was flat on the foam, and making sure I had a seam allowance on the three straight sides, I cut the patchwork in a curve, following the line of the foam but out enough to allow for the seam.

Then it was simply a case of pulling the patchwork off from the foam and placeing it back down onto the batting/wadding I’m using.  This is the one that turned out a different pattern.

I cut out the batting, leaving it a bit larger than the patchwork in each case.  Then it was a case of quilting the cushion tops.

I decided to stick with the idea of quilting a quarter inch either side of each patchwork seam.

Once the quilting was finished I trimned off the narrow margin of excess batting, and made some ties so that the finished cushion can be attached to the chair.

All that remained then was to sew the sides to the tops as I did for the last two cushions, and then sew on the two pieces of the envelope back.

And this is what one of the cushions looks like on the chair it was made for. A perfect fit even if I do say so myself!

The other also fits perfectly and looks the same except for the slight difference in pattern.

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So all I’ve got left of my cushion PHDs is the one cushion I made up by sticking left over pieces together. I’ll probably just make a plain cover for that one.  Then it’s on to work on something else from my half done collection of various crafts.  What will it be next? I don’t know.  Keep an eye out and find out on my blog on a future date.

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Apr 222018
 

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UFO Quilting

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Today is an update on how I’m progressing with the patchwork for the fronts of my two single bed quilts.

Once I’d got together a dozen or so squares with one piece of sashing by the side, I decided to start sewing some of the blocks together to see how it looked and get feedback from others. I didn’t want to waste time sewing together more of the blocks I’d already cut out, or cut out more blocks either, if everybody thought it was a disaster and looked bad.

I stiched 5 blocks with side sashing into a row, adding a piece of sashing to the other end.  I then stiched together another row with a different assortment of blocks. A row of sashing was added top and bottom of one row before sewing on another row.  Over a period of several days, just doing a little at a time, I’ve now got 4 rows sewn together plus five or six blocks ready to put into rows, as well as quite a few blocks cut ready to sew.

This is what I’ve made so far looks like.

This is just thrown over the edge of the kitchen table so you can’t see it all.

So far the family members and friends who’ve seen it like the colour combinations, and they think the black makes the colours ping.

So I’m going to keep going, adding a bit at a time untill it is the required length.  I may even have another cutting out session next as I’ve not cut quite enough blocks to make two wuilts yet.

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Please keep an eye out for more posts about how I’m getting on with this “‘Big’ Work In Progress” in the future.

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A Sympathy Card

 Posted by at 08:00 am
Apr 202018
 

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A Sympathy Card

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This week an elderly gentleman from our neighbourhood died and I wanted to send a hand made card to his family. The question was – what to put on it.

He had been so very good calling here several times a week when my father was ill before Dad passed away last year. Even when Dad was in hospital he’d call just to ask how Dad was.

They were both part of a crowd of men going on in years who use to sit at the same table at the Coffee Morning in town every Saturday morning for quite some time.  The table was nicknamed ‘The Last Of The Summer Wine’ table, so they decided to take part in last year’s town carnival as characters from that TV show, ropeing in a few others to dress up with them on a float. Dad was in too much pain to go by that time, but his friend did win a prize for the best pair, with him dressed as Compo and a friend’s daughter as Nora.

Such a character.

So I wanted a special card, but just couldn’t decide what to put on it.  I had several kits, images, different card bases, etc., out, and looked at some of my digital collection as well, taking ages thinking about it, but in the end I decided to go for a floral image from a Hunkydory filigree collection.

I decided to keep it minimal and not add anything other than a peel-off greeting.

Yn Meddwl Amdanoch is Welsh for Thinking About You.

I like the inserts that came as part of the collection because it had no greeting inside that I’d have to cover before adding my own. Again I chose just a simple peel-off.

Gyda Chydymdeimlad means With Sympathy.

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I really do need to go through my stash and make up a few different styles of sympathy cards ready for when there is need of them. I have an assortment of other card types ready if a quick card is needed, but only a very small number of sympathy ones, so keep an eye out for another sympathy card blog post in the future – if I manage to get myself that organised.

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Crochet Work In Progress

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Apr 182018
 

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A Pair Of Crochet Blankets

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In my blog post of the 10th I showed you how I’d started on my big project of making two patchwork, single bed sized, quilts. This project is coming along, but it does need to be done at the kitchen table at I have no other space I can have my sewing machine out, and sometimes my health is such that I can do a little work on the project but nedd help to get the sewing machine or die cutting equipment into place for me. So it isn’t a project that I can keep working on constantly.

I therefore decided that I’d start on a pair of crocheted blankets to go on the same beds as the quilts.  I can crochet a little at a time sat with my feet up in front of the telly or in bed, so, naturally,  the blanket project is coming on quicker than the quilts.

I chose to work with Caron Cakes yarn in a colour called Funfetti.

This is the details from the band.

It’s taken me a few weeks but I’ve now finished the first blanket and even started the 2nd.

This us it folded up. As you can see, I have a few ends left to weave in.

And opened out over the side of the kitchen table. (The beds my creations are to go over haven’t arrived yet so I’ve not got a way to show them over a bed yet.)

I crocheted it in back and fore rows of single treble stitches, unlike the other blankets and wrap I’ve completed which were in a Granny Square pattern.

This is a closer look at the stitches.

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So, that’s one blanket done and I’ve just started the second, so keep an eye out for a post to say that the second is complete, as well as more posts on the progress of the patchwork quilts that are to go on the same bunk beds.

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Another One PHD Completed

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Apr 162018
 

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Another Patchwork Cushion Cover Complete

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A few weeks ago I showed you one completed quilted patchwork cover for a foam cushion that I’d made for one of the kitchen chairs (blog post – here)

I said at the time that I have a lot of Projects Half Done (PHDs), including cutting up some more foam into the right size for other chairs.

And sewing together more of the squares I already had cut out to make covers for them.

So, by now I’ve cut four more pieces of foam to the required size. One for a box stool inside the front door, two for kitchen chairs, and one more of a more random size made by glueing three bits I had left together with Pinflair Glue Gel.

The glued together one needs a bit of trimming to make sides even once glue has completely dried.

I also sewed together the patchworks for the cover of the one for the box stool and quilted it. (Have a look at my previous post to see what I used as I followed the same method for these as I did for the previous one.)

This cushion was wider than my first, hence 5 not 4 blocks to each row, but it isn’t as deep front to back.  Rather than cut one row in half I decided to wrap it round the front edge rather than putting the strip all the way around.

I sewed the 2.5″ (2″ finished) strips round the other three sides, which is the depth of the foam, before adding the back.

And here’s the finished cushion.

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So another done and a few more to go.  I do these when I feel up to doing a bit of crafting but not up to constructing more complicated blocks, so keep ane eye out a post in the future showing how I get on with covers for the two with a curved back.  Need to get my brain in gear for them.

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More Screen Printing

 Posted by at 08:00 am
Apr 142018
 

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T-shirts and Bags

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When I showed you some of my screen printing creations previously I said that I did it on a Friday morning because Friday is one of the days a carer comes in to help me with showering and doing my hair, and anything messy, either crafting or in the garden in the summer, I try to do one one of the two days when I have the little bit of help.

I didn’t make as much mess as I had feared I would, but I decided that I’d stick with the same idea and chose early one Friday to do my next batch of screen printing.

This time, in addition to two bags, I decided to decorate a T-shirt and vest top for me. I’d bought several tops on sale, but two of the Screen Sensation screens that I’d ordered and wanted to try out hadn’t turned up in time for my early morning session, so they will have be be for my next screen printing session. Of course they were delivered within an hour of me putting everything away!

In any case, early on a Friday morning I pulled all my Screen Sensation kit out, chose the screens I wanted to use, chose the items to print onto, and chose my colours.

I’d used the dog image, in black on a white T-shirt for one of my nephews in my first batch of screen printing, so I thought I’d switch it around this time and print it in white ink onto a black T-shirt for me. So a negative of what I did before. This time I taped off the wording so I’d only have a print of the image.

I also did the same onto a black bag.

For my other two projects I decided to use a monkey image. Again I taped off the wording on the screen before printing.

The first print was done using black, blue black, and a bit of brown mixture from my leftovers pot, onto a gray marl vest top for me.

The second print, using only what was in the pot of scraped off leftover paint, was onto a neutral colour bag.

This might be a bit better photo of it.

I not only managed to get the four progects screen printed, but they also dried, and I got them ironed to heat set the ink before the carer arrived. I even got everything washed and put away, except for the screens which were still drying.

And after having done the work I had to ware the T-shirt after my shower.

I even got the carer to take a photo of me in it before I crawled back to bed for a rest.

I think I look rather worn out in this photo, so not the best, but at least you can see the T-shirt with it’s print.

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It’s taken me a few days to get this post written and set for publishing, but I have been working on other things in between. I’ve even had my camera out snapping photos of other things I’ve made over the last year or so that I don’t think I’ve blogged and can’t find in my file of unblogged photos either. I’m going to do a keyword search on my blog to see if I have blogged without remembering, and then get on with sheduling some more catchup posts, as well as try and keep up to date with blogging about current crafting.

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