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Posted on:1/6/11 3:51 AM
Last Updated:1/6/11 5:22 AM
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annie1129 said... (1/13/11 6:52 PM) Reply
Love it!!
CallMeSu said... (1/7/11 1:37 AM) Reply
Sharp! Great work!
rivergum said... (1/6/11 9:11 PM) Reply
Leslie, i covered my kitchen table with newspaper and laid the cut pieces out on that. I then carefully stuck on the masking tape to create the stripes, sticking the ends to the paper. That held everything steady enough for the foam roller. I used Derivan screen printing ink, but i believe Permaset is the best ink and I plan to get some. I also have fixed the ink now, using the dryer and then the oven for good measure. The oven did not damage the fabric and it makes me feel safer than the dryer because I know what the temp is.
Leslie in NZ said... (1/6/11 7:01 PM) Reply
I love the effect you have acheived on this top! Did you tape the fabric down to keep it from moving? What type of ink did you use? I look forward to your next masterpiece!
Schnauzer said... (1/6/11 4:15 PM) Reply
Your top looks great. Well done!
Kayseri said... (1/6/11 1:59 PM) Reply
What a fabulous tunic. If your fabric can take it another way to heat set your ink is to put the garment in the dryer for 15mins on its highest temperature. I shared house with someone screen printing at home and our dryer was going for days in the lead up to Xmas:).
DorothyK said... (1/6/11 11:06 AM) Reply
The entire project is fabulous, from the pattern to the fabric. I love the way it looks on you. Congratulations on a job well done.
nicegirl said... (1/6/11 10:44 AM) Reply
I really like the sleeves--the way the armscye is shaped is really interesting. But I can see it would be a pain to wear! Nice job on the stripes! I think dryers are uncommon in Aus, but if you have access to one you might also turn the shirt inside out and place in a lingerie bag and tumble dry to heat set.
RadarRadiance said... (1/6/11 10:30 AM) Reply
Love the stripes! Looks like a fun top to wear.
na1212 said... (1/6/11 6:34 AM) Reply
Very cool way to start off the year!
FreyaStark said... (1/6/11 4:51 AM) Reply
A fabulously snazzy top. Please don't send it up in flames.
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