Sunday, April 27, 2008

Mmmmm thats more like it! Brilliant colors!

More my range of colors

Colorful grannies

My house is filled with this 4 to 6 piece patches - any suggestions what to make out of all the test-patches you produce during a crafting lifetime? :)

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Experimenting with surfaces

Working with crocheted surfaces. Trying to make fun and interesting textures. Here is a test that I kind of like so I made a little bag out of it. The colors are, as you know by now, a little bit to subtle for my taste :) I continue to experiment

Monday, April 21, 2008

At last, I'm done moving in to my new studio! I've decided - Wednesdays is textile craft day! Hopefully this will result in MUCH more postings with new craftprojects here. See you soon.

I know --- to many images of material and no crafting :) But just a few more photos today because it's like a candy shop here :-) mmmmm.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

International Moleskine exchange

Hope you have seen the link on the right to my moly-exchange group. This is a wonderful project started by Marty Harris.
20 groups of 3-8 artists are sending Moleskine Japanese foldout sketch books to each other around the world. Read all about it on

My group is moly_x_16
Was doodling about it in my sketch book and came to the conclusion that I will sew in a long piece of fabric in my book. This way my "moly_x_16-friends" can work and sketch with tread or another textile technique.

I'm as always very excited :)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Wizard of Oz-fabric & Print-on-demand textile

Fabric shopping on the net at a break from my BIG studio swap. Everything took SOO much more time than I expected. Off course - things like this does.
The movers are coming on Tuesday and my new desk and other things are deliverd to the new studio, from IKEA, on Monday. Now all my craft supplies are in boxes so I did som inspiration-surfing in the webshops:
The Wizard of Oz photo fabrics!
Dorothyprints from Karen's shop Anna Lena's , Long Beach USA. This print is so lovely and superfun! Bought one more Oz-pattern. You can see that one by clicking on the image below with all the fabrics on.

Found a bunch of SUPER CUTE small-printed fabric from Japan at Nuno. I couldn't stop myself. Prints like this gives me inspiration to stay up at night makeing my own patterns with Illustrator :-)
Click on this image for a larger view. Enjoy all these marvelous prints!

I have been looking for a company that makes print-on-demand fabric printing. Found one (First2Print) but when I calculated on the price it turned out to be REALLY expensive, like $800 for 5meters or something like that. Found another one in Spain (DigitalTextile). Haven't contacted them about their prices yet. I will continue looking. Have done a lot of handprinting but now I would like to order my prints from somebody.

I would love to hear if you have any tips on this subject ! :-)
Kind Regards /Inger Carina

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Moving my studio. It's Craft Chaos!

I'm moving to a new studio this week. It's very exciting, but it's also A LOT of work cleaning up and putting everything in boxes. Right now it's a total chaos here.
I am a big collector - fabric, beads, patterns from the 50's-80's etc. I Love to pat my piles of fabric like pets :) this is one of my favorite shelfs with vintage colorful prints (and some new with the same "graphic feel" from for example IKEA)
When you clean up and go through all the stuff it's like an archeological (is that a word?) field survey. You make finds - like my collection of vintage aprons! Hadn't seen them in a while and I got really inspired from their cuteness. I will make a photo presentation of them later for you all, so you also kan enjoy them :)