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,
erika

6 comments:

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 rachaeldaisy_at_hotmail.com

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 teigs13_at_aol.com

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?@?gmail.com (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!