How to lino-print fabric + my upcycled napkin project is in Reloved Magazine!

Ever fancied printing your own designs onto fabric? Well, that’s exactly what I did for my latest project in Reloved magazine (with a little help from UnrulyPrint!)- here’s how I got on…I had a little help from lino-print designer Unruly Print. They brought with them with all the equipment, lino and ink I needed to be able to start printing onto fabric. A beginner’s lino printing set only costs around £15 with one tube of ink included, and once you’ve got the tools you can create new designs all the time. The only ongoing costs are softcut lino and you could add to your ink collection to include different colours.I wanted to upcycle some old linen napkins, and this is the perfect surface for printing onto. Cotton and canvas would work well too. Make sure that whatever fabric you use is clean, dry and ironed to create a completely flat surface.The full-step-by-step guide to creating this project is in Issue 52 of Reloved Magazine, which you can buy from WH Smith, local newsagents (just ask if they don’t already have it on the shelves!) and supermarkets such as Tesco and Sainsburys. Or if you want instant access, you can download the digital version straight away. I have to say, printing my own design onto fabric was really satisfying. I enjoyed seeing the pattern emerge onto the fabric and it was great to have control over the colours and positioning. I chose orange, red and yellow to match my 1950s style kitchen – the napkins look great on my orange floral melamine table!For more information on lino cutting and to buy beautiful art prints, have a look at the Unruly Print website and shop – their hand-printed art is surprisingly affordable and each piece is totally unique!  Look! There’s my napkin project on the front cover of Reloved! Let me know what you think of this project, and I’d love to hear from you if you try out lino printing for yourself. Leave me a comment below or tag me in your instagram photo of your project @cassiefairy.


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Cassie Fairy
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