The Catkin Boutique Blog

Hello, my name is Nicky. For as long as I can remember I've loved designing and making things.


This blog is my online sketch book for my shop , showing how my ideas and products develop from inspirations, through the making process, to the final item.


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Posts tagged "printing"

Question!: I printed these cards yesterday, just black ink onto white card. Not sure weather to put them in my shop or not. I’d make black envelops for them and sell as a set of 8.

Would you buy these?

I printed the feather design on some fabric scraps. White feathers on pink, blue/grey and sheer turquoise/green. I’m really happy with these samples. I’m not sure what to make them into yet. Any ideas?

I’m also going to try to put dark colours like inky blue and grey onto lighter fabrics.

Here are photos of my development of the embroidery i did a few posts ago. I made a silk screen stencil for the sharp thorn lines and then printed onto paper and yellow silk. I then ironed on circles of different coloured fabrics to make up the ‘apples’ of the design. I really like the colours in this design, and it repeats really easily. Now what to use the fabric for…

I’ve been screen printing using paper stencils! Now what to turn these bits of fabric into?