Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Weekend wrap up

So here's the results of my crafty weekend.

Firstly there was the screen printing class on Saturday.
My first screen print

The class was quite fun but it wasn't as good as I'd hoped it would be. I suppose it's hard to cover much in four hours but she really just gave us very basic instructions then left us to print whatever we felt like doing. The above print was my first attempt, the stencil was made by cutting out paper. This next one was made by taking a rubbing of the fig leaf using wax crayons. The wax blocks the holes in the screen. I really like how this turned out, I printed two so I might make something out of them.

Screen printed fig leaf

There's another class in March on how to use digital images/drawings etc to make a screen which is what I'd really like to know how to do so I've signed up for that. I got to talking with one of the girls, Maria, in the class at lunch, she's into knitting and all sorts of crafty things too so I told her all about Ravelry. Hi Maria!

On to Sunday! I went to Gemma's for the Kaotic Kraft Kuties meet up. We were having a tote swap. Gemma made one of these tote bags for everyone (thanks Gemma) and inside were the first two issues of MixTape and a choccy (... hey! it's not where I left it in the kitchen - someone has eaten it, grrr).

Kaotic Kraft Kuties

And this is the bag made by Pickle that I received in the swap. Beautiful isn't it!

Kaotic Kraft Kuties Tote Swap


Mary-Laure said...

I totally love those bags! I try to choose light bags to spare my fragile bag and shun leather, so I usually go for simple canvas totes. These are both playful and simple.

nikkishell said...

LOVE the leaf print!