So, after sewing up some of my “planned” fabric printed bags and my “test fabric” I came to the realization that I like the “test fabric” bags better….why…because fabric printing is an imperfect art, each stamp looks a little different and trying to force perfection onto it with rulers and grids is like weeding my garden…..I’ll never win!
So I’ve been trying to get the hang of freehand stamping. This was first attempt, it’s a wristlet front. They get a little smushed together up at the top. I’m constantly convincing myself that it’s fine, but it really is fine….I’m not gonna redo it, I’m gonna sew it and it’s going to be fantastic (yes, I’m still trying to convince myself)
Next I did a tote bag, well that one didn’t go so fine….I got more than halfway through and realized my line had become a little crooked….luckily the ink was not seeping through to the other side so I flipped my fabric over and tried again, this time with a little bit if a guide,
and it came out much better, still beautifully imperfect but close enough that it’s not making me pull out all my hair…lol
Sewing will always be my true love….perfection pays off and I guess it all just comes so easy for me. It wasn’t always that way, I’ve spent years practicing my top stitching and pattern drafting skills, but now I’m at a point were if I’m in a bad mood I’ll just go top stitch things, somehow it makes me not so grumpy….I’ll sit there and talk to my work and tell it how beautiful I think it is….and thats where I’m trying to get with printing, at peace with its imperfect beauty and aware of what tricks can be used to get things even enough.
Well, thanks for reading my ridiculous rambling : ) I hope you all had a fantastic week!