Well, as promised I am sharing the mess i just got into with my new Print Gocco. This is so much fun! Very different from my usual ventures with the sewing machine. But I managed to sneak in some fiber to my gocco projects...
First, I made these quilted postcards.
I think "scrappy fabric" is getting to be a signature with me. These scraps are from bits and pieces of the vintage fabric I offer in the shop. These are fully mailable, just as they are, with a letter-rate stamp. The gocco-ed part is on the back. The postcards I made last year were just written in with a pen. I think these look more professional:
These were my first gocco project, so I started really simple. And I saved the screen so I'll be able to make more.
The second and third run are actually on paper. Well, mostly. I drew these with the carbon pen that comes with the set. I wanted to use fabric with these, too so I cut out a little triangle of fabric for the bigger areas. I had to guess where to apply them to each card, since I wanted the screen print to be on top of the fabric.
I really like these guys. The jumping girl is funny. At first I was frustrated that the fabric wasn't lining up just right, but as I printed more, it kinda just worked and added to the screen-printing effect.
I'll be adding a few of these to the shop today. Along with these:
More woolly friends! I'm going on a little road trip with the family tomorrow, but I'm going to leave the shop open while I'm gone. Just remember that the shipping will be a little delayed. See the shop announcement for more details...
Have a great Wednesday! Next time, I'll actually show a tutorial on the gocco for those who have never seen it. And coming soon: my adventure with this book! I can not sing the the praises of Wendy Mullin enough!