I'm excited to be linking up with Handmade Monday again this week as last week i had to give it a miss due to all ongoing projects being either un-photographed or unfinished! I have something to show you this week though, its something i've been working on on and off for a while (regulars may remember me giving you a sneaky peak a few weeks back). I've had lots of fun with this design and i hope it makes you smile too!
Wash Day Fabric Design
Although this design started out on a mug (which i'll show you shortly) i always intended it to be a fabric design too. Its been my most complex to date i think with lots of individual components like these...
...fitting together to make larger elements...
You get a better idea of the finished effect looks like when the pattern repeats - here is what an 18x22 inch piece of fabric would look like.
I'm really pleased with how it turned out. I can't wait to see it printed onto fabric and i have lots more ideas for this type of 'scenic' design so watch this space...!
You will find it listed in my Spoonflower store although it won't be for sale for a couple of weeks (if you'd like to be informed when it is available just let me know).
Wash Day Mug
Here is the original of this design which i painted onto a mug. As the weather has been so gloomy i decided to practice my 'cutting out' so that you can see it on a white backdrop rather than dull grey!
It will soon be listed in my Etsy shop priced £15 and is the one and only hand painted version i will be doing of this design so if you are interested you'd better get in there quick!
In The Works
Inspired by the fun i've been having with fabric design, i've been researching ceramic printing and i'm excited to say that my 'wash day' design is likely to be one of the first to be printed onto mugs using ceramic transfer, a fabulous technique for printing digital images to ceramic surfaces.
I'm super excited about the potential of this technique as it will give me the scope to produce many more designs and on a larger scale.
I will still be hand painting designs though to get a feel for how they will work and also commissioned designs too. I will let you know more about this exciting new development for Free Spirit Designs as it unfolds!
Now though, i'm off over to Handmade Harbour to find out what my fellow crafty bloggers have been up to... lots of lovely Eastery things i expect!
Happy Easter all :) Hands up who's overdosed on Chocolate...?!!!