1 Potato 2 Potato -  Table runner #1

 

 

 1 Potato 2 Potato

is a little printing project

I did for my daily #365CREATE  on instagram.

I was so enamoured by my potato prints

I decided to take proper photos.

Now you may be wondering

why this particular #365CREATE has gotten special treatment,

it’s just potato printing, right?

Well, that’s precisely why.

 

1 Potato 2 Potato -  Table runner #1

 

I love print work.

I love the idea of making my own prints.

I have even played a little with screen printing,

cut a lino print and messed about with erasers

(I didn’t post about that one),

but I have never done potato printing.

 

1 Potato 2 Potato

 

In fact, I think I have (for reasons unknown)

purposely avoided them.

 

What a potato head!

 

Potato printing is fun!

It’s Quick & Easy!

It’s fun!

 

 

1 Potato 2 Potato -  Table runner #1

 

Honestly, I could kick myself for not

trying this sooner.

My patterns are very simple, but they look fantastic.

If I had chosen to go down the screen printing route

I would have had to draw my pattern onto paper,

print it onto some OHP

AND THEN

scalpel cut the design ALL before going near

my actual screen print.

Yikes!

 

1 Potato 2 Potato -  Table runner #1

 

 

But not so with potato printing.

Bish, bash, bosh,

it’s done.

Why was I so reluctant?!

What else have I been resisting?

I hope it’s cheap!

And, as easy as potato printing.

 

1 Potato 2 Potato -  Table runner #1

5 Comments on 1 Potato 2 Potato – Table runner #1

  1. Jennifer Hill
    February 21, 2014 at 9:52 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow, I love your project, it does look fab. Must have a go myself… What type of fabric and paint did you use? Jen

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  2. Sewing Daisies
    February 22, 2014 at 10:09 am (3 years ago)

    hey there Jennifer,
    Thank you for stopping by Sewing Daisies, it’s great to hear from you.
    The fabric I used is a medium weight cotton (of inexpensive kind), and the ink is Permaset Aqua Fabric Magic in white. I should imagine any fabric dye would do the trick.
    To bind the edges of the table runner, I simply used a small tight zig zag (sewing machine). That way the table runners lie completely flat on the table, and it adds to that organic feel of it.
    http://www.permaset.com.au/permaset-aqua/
    As you can probably tell by my post, I am pretty taken with this little project and plan on trying it again. I have some Martha Stewart paints that claim to be fabric friendly, so I might try those out next.
    Have fun!
    cheers H

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  3. alisonb2
    February 27, 2014 at 5:50 am (3 years ago)

    You look as if you have settled in and are having fun! I’ve not done any potato printing for a few years – always a favourite in the class room. Perhaps something to try with the craft club… hmmmmm. Have lots more fun!

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  4. Barnicles
    March 16, 2014 at 2:51 am (3 years ago)

    This is amazing! Love how a simple potato came out so well, must have been your design 😉

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  5. Heidi
    March 17, 2014 at 9:12 am (3 years ago)

    @ Barnicles
    Thanks! I am also amazed at how well it worked. I am a little apprehensive about trying another print in case it doesn’t come out as well 😀

    Reply

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