March 5, 2016DIY Textiles, Fabrics and Prints, Fiber Arts and Projects, Textiles

Marbling is a technique often taught in elementary school, using turpentine or dish detergent to create a swirling, painterly affect that you can’t get with a paint brush. The following recipe, however, calls for chemicals you might not find on store shelves. I found it in a Living magazine and the resulting fabric is elegant and vibrant. … Read More

Leafy Tree on Burlap

January 3, 2014DIY Textiles, Fabrics and Prints, Textiles

A simple leaf stamp can go a long way. Draw a simple leaf shape onto a block of linoleum, carve it out and and add a carved strip in the middle about half the length of the leaf. This is the vein of the leaf and this will distinguish each leaf from the other once … Read More

Print “Hamantaschen”

February 15, 2013DIY Textiles, Fabrics and Prints

In honor of Purim! This could be a very appropriate bib fabric, as Hamantaschens are notoriously sticky and crumbly. Or maybe just in my house. For the original image I used the Paper app on my iPad. I tend to be a bit old school when it comes to drawing tools; I like to control … Read More

Print “Latkes Latkes Everywhere”

February 7, 2013DIY Textiles, Fabrics and Prints

This is the first of two Hannukah inspired prints.  I’ve recently discovered the “Paper” app on my iPad; a very simple app with just 8 color choices (before purchasing more) and four “drawing tools.” As a pencil/nib/paper lover I’ve always scoffed at the idea of drawing on a computer. Kinda loving it though. This week … Read More

Print “Bear Mitzvah”

February 6, 2013DIY Textiles, Fabrics and Prints

  Though much of my brain is still on maternity leave (the functioning cognitive side that is lacking 6 hours of sleep a night), the right side of my brain is not. The wheels are turning and I’ve started to design fabrics with bibs in mind. This fabric was created from a little group of … Read More

Print “Jewish New Year Fruit”

April 4, 2012DIY Textiles, Fabrics and Prints

The pomegranate, the fig and the apple are three significant fruits represented in several Jewish holidays, namely the Jewish New Year. I drew the outlines of the fruit  with a Rapidograph pen, and then added the colors in Photoshop.

Print “Fall Leaves”

March 30, 2012DIY Textiles, Fabrics and Prints

Outlined using a pointed copperplate nib, the shapes were then superimposed over a swatch of watercolor to create texture. Wrapping up this week’s theme, here is the leaf print from this design:

Print “Alef Bet”

March 16, 2012DIY Textiles, Fabrics and Prints

Each of these 6 letters – A,B,C, Alef, Bet and Gimmel – were stamps created from a kitchen sponge. I then inverted the colors and placed them on a blue background to give it the impression of having been written in chalk on a chalkboard.