I am now a fabric printing dabbler.
Very small dabbles: you saw the dishtowels :)
But, but...I've been so inspired by Galbraith & Paul since I ran across their site last week.
Hand-printed textiles that are so lovely and I keep thinking...since I cannot find that perfect bedding...Do you think I could pull it off? Dare I try on huge fabric without big stretchers? What would you (who have nearly as much experience as I--2 afternoons!) suggest I keep in mind when trying? What should I do to keep my fabric nice and flat? How to keep it gorgeous, not grand-scale Stampin' Up? Somehow it seems more possible because this beautiful little design company is in Philadelphia and it's sort of nearby. Which is crazy, but might just give me the courage to be like them. Only very little. And probably just one-off.
I started on a linen/cotton duvet cover with piecing and hand embroidered vines (1/2 done) on the sashing 5 years ago, and have had all the pieces out this week, trying to recapture my vision. The idea was for it to be reversible, and I think the cream side was going to have grosgrain ribbon border, which is no longer very fresh (though I think I still have the ribbon). Perhaps it will be printed instead... I have an olive branch and more lino blocks...(is there possibility or doomed hours in those ellipses? I know I should use spare moments in sorting and packing at this point, but if that seems really horribly, suicidally dull some magically open afternoon, could I do this?? Nathan thinks I'm "putting the cart before the horse" in my acquisition-for-the-house plans and he's right, and I obediently exerted such control at the auction yesterday...but. . . see? more ellipses of possibility!)