I knew since I went to the fabulous Sarah Waterhouse's one day screen-printing class last November, that I wanted to have another go at hand printing some fabrics. But as the months have ticked by I haven't managed to get round to it, and then just a couple of days ago I read this post by the lovely Amy at Amy's Crafty Shenanigans and knew I wanted to join in.
Amy has signed up for a (4) fat quarter swap run by a Canadian Aussie lady (who knew such a person existed!) called Leslie Keating, where in groups of 5 we would send out hand printed fabrics to the other 4 members. There are no limits on the printing method used, whether it be screen printed, stamped etc, just as long as it is done by hand. I had initially resisted joining in, as the date for shipping is the 25th of March, and as that is the expected date of our house move, I was nervous about commiting to it. And then this morning whilst reading my latest copy of Mollie Makes I saw a little article on Leslie, her beautiful work, and figured it was fate stepping in to tell me to sign up!
So, obviously I've signed up, and from the end of the month will have 3 weeks to get them designed and printed up, well that should keep me busy, it's not like I've got much to do before the move now is it?!?!
If you like the idea, and fancy joining in too, you have until the 28th of February to sign up.