Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Silk-Screened Linen Apron (For Felting)- Part 2 of 2

The back of the finished apron...


                                                   ...and the front (using my daughter as 'model').


                                                       It's very easy to put on and take off...


                                          ...and the front is lined, to keep soapy water at bay! :)

                                         
                                                     
                                          The silk-screened linen fabric is cool and comfortable...                                     


                                     ...and I love how it coordinates with the wax batik bias tape!

                                       

                                                In 2009, while searching for an 'artistic outlet'...

                                                      ...just prior to my first felt class :)...

                                                       ...I took a silk-screen workshop!

                                                             It was not 'my thing'...

                                                ...and I never tried it again after the class.

                          The upside, however, is that I was left with a cool piece of screen printed fabric...

                                            ...just waiting to be made up into the perfect project! :)

                                      It felt good to finally cut into it after so many years in storage...

                       ...and it seems a smart choice, too, since I know that this apron will be well-used.

                                             Rather than making bias tape from the linen, itself...

                               ...I made it from a piece of Dutch wax batik cotton (for contrast).

                     

                               

                     

7 comments:

Rachel said...

I think if you enjoy playing with fibres and fabrics, screen printing sometimes feels a bit unengaging.
That said, depending on the type of inks used, it can be used as a basis for experiment...!

Vilt à la Kim said...

wow looks super!! I made aprons myself once too , but not as good as this one!!

Sandra Knapp said...

VERY nice, and totally practical too.

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--I've often thought it would be lovely to silk screen designs on finished felt...but I've never tried it.
Kim-Thanks so much!! (You should try using the on-line pattern...it's easy!)
Sandie--Thanks!

Felting Sunshine said...

What a beautiful and functional piece! So nice to see how you used the fabric.

FeltersJourney said...

I love this apron Heather! It looks amazing and the fact that you printed the gorgeous design on the linen is fantastic! You clever lady! The bias edging is a perfect compliment..
Wonderful!
xoxo

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah-Thanks so much! It's always a little odd to do a sewing project...since I think of it as something I did BEFORE felting! :)