Playful Fabric Printing

Playful Fabric Printing is a printing methodology using Procion MX dye to print in repeat and loosely, to great and usable result. Learn to print cloth and use it in quilt making!
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Learn to color a print using the Playful Fabric Printing methods.

Learn to color a print using the Playful Fabric Printing methods.

I have printed 30 of each design, chevrons and #mellymarks #laceswirl now to steam and wash!

I have printed 30 of each design, chevrons and now to steam and wash!

Comparison of hand printing tools

Tooling Up: creating hand-made tools for use in hand-printing cloth

In January I was so fortunate to go to Craft Napa for the 2nd year. If you have not heard of it or made plans to go….Oh my, DO. Bucket List it….Wish List it, anyway you sum it up……

In January I was so fortunate to go to Craft Napa for the year. If you have not heard of it or made plans to go….Wish List it, anyway you sum it up……

International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene 2017/2018 Print Edition

International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene 2017/2018 Print Edition

The editors of Quilting Arts magazine bring you a brand new issue of International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene that is the official user guide for the festival

This is my latest finished quilt. All fabrics are handprinted using the Melly Marks Lace Swirl kit in addition to a Chevron tFax. Making this quilt was so much fun. I played with ideas of printing in gradation, the Lace Swirl backgrounds were generally printed in Pale and Light value while the Chevrons were printed in mostly Medium and Dark. The size of this quilt, 68x78" fits the floor space I use as a design board. And again, I love two sided quilts. This is one. #mellymarks #etsyseller…

This is my latest finished quilt. All fabrics are handprinted using the Melly Marks Lace Swirl kit in addition to a Chevron tFax. Making this quilt was so much fun. I played with ideas of printing in gradation, the Lace Swirl backgrounds were generally printed in Pale and Light value while the Chevrons were printed in mostly Medium and Dark. The size of this quilt, 68x78" fits the floor space I use as a design board. And again, I love two sided quilts. This is one. #mellymarks #etsyseller…

Melanie Testa — Multicolor printing is the bomb diggity.

Designing motifs to express yourself, is -so much- fun to do! I walk the city streets of New York in awe of my surroundings. To depict these perceptions in motif, printed on cloth, in Procion MX dye?

Melanie Testa —   Lace Swirl quilt complete!

Melanie Testa — Lace Swirl quilt complete!

Monoprinting with ferns

Where the Red Fern Grows….

Melanie Testa —   Lace Swirl Quilt Top

Melanie Testa — Lace Swirl Quilt Top

Melanie Testa —   Considering Color and Placement

Fearless experimentation can help reveal color preferences and forge an intuitive understanding of your preferred color palettes.

Melanie Testa —   blog

Melanie Testa — blog

1 Likes, 1 Comments - Melanie Testa (@mellytesta) on Instagram: “Happy Saturday. #happysaturday #nycartist #textileart #procionmx #playfulfabricprinting”

1 Likes, 1 Comments - Melanie Testa (@mellytesta) on Instagram: “Happy Saturday. #happysaturday #nycartist #textileart #procionmx #playfulfabricprinting”

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