Tuesday, 26 March 2013


Introducing the first ever Mako Mako fabric: 'Above the Grey'!

On Monday, I posted a fat quarter of my first hand-printed fabric to New Zealand, America, Canada and England. They are now winging there way - literally - to recipients from all corners of the world and four fat quarters should be winging their way to me too...so exciting!

I'm kinda happy with how my hand-carved stamps worked. I used a combination of fabric inks and paints, but wasn't so impressed with the paint. I think I'll invest in some good screen-printing inks for next time. Loved how the birds came out though, even if they were a last minute addition!

After seeing some of other people's work in the flickr group, I felt a bit intimidated by the finishes and packaging some people had used. I decided to create a hand-written band to hold the folded fabric together, along with a little note to each person explaining the processes and concept behind my design.

I felt quite nervous as I packaged them up to send at the Post Office. Although I will probably never know whether each recipient is pleased with their fabric or not, I still feel a sense of anticipation. I can't wait to receive fabric from the rest of my group; it's going to be really fun thinking up ways to use them!


  1. I posted mine on Monday too. I've all ready got a fat quarter from The US...it's all rather exciting waiting and hoping that your group likes your fabric. I LOVE your by the way!!

  2. Hi Holly, I meant to write before Easter...but you know how life gets in the way. My lovely fabric arrived from you and I love the birds too! Not sure what I'm going to do with it yet, it's been keeping me company on my sewing table while I wait for inspiration to strike. I really like how you printed a selvedge too, I might steal your idea next time I join a swap. Hopefully my fabric reaches you soon.
    Regards, Charlotte

    1. Hi Charlotte
      I'm so glad it's arrived and that you like it! I'm sure you'll find some inventive way to use it at some point :)
      Yours arrived a few days before Easter so thanks for being so speedy :) I'm the same, I have my hand-printed fat quarters in a little pile next to my stash waiting for me to find some way to make good use of them!
      Thank you so much :)
      Holly x