Here are my sample socks at the end of our sock knitting class tonight, in which I showed our students how to finish off the toe of their socks with Kitchener stitch. If you want to learn how to make socks and missed out this time around, keep your eye on Fusion Fiber Arts (Facebook page link) for the next session!
All yarns in the pictured socks from The Green Button Jar (Etsy store link).
Four friends were registered in this class as a surprise gift from their spouses, and they had a blast! Check out some of the shirts that they and our other students made:
Last night we had another session of our block printed t-shirts class. A group of friends (two couples and the 12 year old daughter of one of the couples) signed up and took the class together, which is always a fun time! Here are the amazing shirts they designed:
We had so much fun in this class. The students hand stamped designs on their shirts using woodblocks, linoleum blocks, rubber stamps, wood type, and letterpress ornaments. Have a look at their amazing shirts:
Today we printed up some sample t-shirts for our upcoming t-shirt printing workshop, using a limited colour palette and small hand carved linoleum blocks. I did the triangles design on the white shirt, and my co-op student Aiyana did the blue shirt with the fun bird character.
Printed up a small series of t-shirts (classic cut in bright red, curvy cut in heathered red) with our Rat King design!
A friend of Levigator Press requested a patch of our Indigo Bunting screenprint for her pinstripe suit jacket, and we were happy to comply! We’ve got a few extra available too. They’re printed in white ink on black wool suiting, and the edges are finished off with a narrow serger hem in red thread.
Just finished: this lovely custom summer skirt in purple gingham, printed with a repeat of our doily woodblock in black ink, with a softly gathered waist, full lining, and generous inseam pockets. This is similar to the skirts we sell in our shop, with a bit of added length as requested by our client. We’re pretty delighted with the finished product!
We’re happy to produce a one of a kind item for you as well! You can choose from the fabrics in our studio and design your own custom piece by telling us exactly how you want it printed, and we can show you our collection of fabrics we’ve printed in the past to give you ideas. We prefer to stick to simple garments like this gathered skirt, our shirred sundresses, and easy to wear a-line tanks and tunics, in order to show off our printed fabrics at their best. But we’re also working on producing some of our fabrics for sale if you’d prefer to sew your own piece or take it to a tailor to have something fabulous made for you. Just drop in any time to look at fabric and discuss options!
Today was a sewing day in the studio, putting the shirring into some block printed sundresses. We’ll have a bunch of these dresses, all in one of a kind fabrics hand printed in our studio, ready to debut during Walkerville Art Walk & Rock weekend.