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


scalpel cut the design ALL before going near

my actual screen print.



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

  2. 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.
    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

  3. 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!

  4. @ 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 😀

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