Friday, August 22, 2008

Way cool fabric from Pokey

Pokey Bolton, publisher of Cloth Paper Scissors and Quilting Arts, recently had a blog giveaway. She had some thermofax stencils that she used on some fabric. She went outside and screenprinted a bunch of fabric. Then, she gave it away! So cool. I was one of the lucky winners.

They all look so great that I don't want to do anything with them. At the same time, my mind is working furiously thinking of things that I can do with them. I will get to it in the next couple of weeks, maybe.

I would love to get a thermofax machine to make my own stencils for fabric but cannot afford it. They run about $1000 - refurbished slightly less. Maybe someone out there knows a tattoo artist who will sell you one for a cheap price. I did find an alternative that was not so pricey. I read about PhotoEZ and StencilPro. I did some research and found that most people were very successful with it. I will give it a try soon and let all of you know. Wouldn't it be great if I could do what Pokey did?!

You can find the PhotoEZ at both websites. The StencilPro is available from the cbridge website. Let me know if you have tried it and like it.

1 comment:

Liz said...

Awesome fabrics! Another possible alternative to the Thermofax machine, which someone suggested to me when I was lusting after one, is getting a Print Gocco machine - you can use them to flash unframed thermofax film. It only flashes postcard size images but you can move the film along to flash it more than once to make bigger screens.