How I Make My Hand-Stamped Fabric

 
 

I haven't had too much experience with stamping on fabric, but I do have experience with relief printmaking. In general, I prefer to explore a process (as long as it's fairly simple) before learning the proper way to do it. That way, I'm driven by what works for the specific needs of my project, with the added result of keeping my mind open to exploring alternative routes. Here's how I went about making my hand-stamped fabric...

 

Hand Stamped Fabric

These photos may look familiar to you if you follow me on Instagram.  I had posted them a little while back as I was printing them, but  here they are all together - a happy family. I had carved the stamps from rubber, and printed on cotton fabric with permanent, archival ink.  Still deciding what to sew with these. Each piece is about 8" square, so whatever I make, it needs to be on the smaller side. Suggestions?