Friday, February 1, 2008

Bicycle race!

So about a few weeks back a lovely customer asked me to make a bag for her friend who loves bicycling and the outdoors. She wanted flowers on the exterior and bicycles on the lining. . . I actually suggested the bicycles. . . I could find bike patterned fabric in the store. . . No problem! Right? Um, well, apparently there is a problem. . . because I could find nothing I liked anywhere.

I looked online and in stores for weeks!

Finally I gave up and made some myself. Check it out!

Bicycle fabric

Pretty sweet, no? I used my Print Gocco to burn the screen and then went to town! Man, I'm so glad they started making Gocco supplies again. . . I'm starting to burn through my stash of screens and bulbs. Here's a closer look at the burned screen:

Bicycle Gocco screen

And a closer look at the print:

Close-up on Goccoed fabric

This is the first time I tried the Gocco screen printing on a large piece of fabric. It's also the first time I tried it on a fabric that wasn't felt. Man is it easier to print on something smooth! I'm really happy with how it turned out and I can't wait to make more custom printed fabric.

Look at me! I'm a textile designer!!!

hearts and puppies,


rachael said...

Hello I too have had trouble finding good bicycle fabric... but your print is fantasic!!!! would it be possible to purchase some? A fat Quarter to half a yard would be perfect for a quilt i want to make. Contact me on

Tay and Teigan said...

I love it! I have had the same problem . . . I am wanting to make some boy's crib bedding with a bicycle theme and have found NOTHING. If you are interested in selling some let me know at

Gray Eyed Scorpio said...

I'd buy some too! It looks great. Convo me on Etsy, grayeyedscorpio.

Enemy Hands said...

I would buy some too. trainscout?@? (ignore question marks)

Kaki said...

Wow! very cool. I too am looking for bicycle fabric and your work appears in the first page of google hits. Have you thought about marketing it? Especially if it could go on a more colorful background I'd be interested in a few yards too. Nice work!

dc said...

i would also be interested in purchasing some!