Monday, February 2, 2015

Day #2: Fabric Printing at Home Blog Tour

Welcome to Day #2 of the Fabric Printing at Home Blog Tour!

Today I'd like to introduce quilt and surface design artist, Lisa Chin.

As a young child, I continually begged my Mother to buy new arts & crafts projects for me.  I rarely finished a project but my Mom indulged me because the projects kept me occupied.  It wasn't until I was an adult that I realized I am obsessed with process.  As an adult I learned to follow through and finish projects while continuing to try new techniques. I graduated with a degree in Journalism and Art from the University of Utah.  I am an avid sewer, art quilter, illustrator, and surface design artist. I enjoy sharing my art explorations with others through teaching, various publications and my blog: 

Lisa is hosting today's stop on the Blog Tour. Be sure to stop by her blog to learn something new (and "clever") and have a chance to win a copy of Fabric Printing at Home!

Fabric Printing at Home in Action
Over the last two days, I had the pleasure of teaching a workshop at Artistic Artifacts using a number of the kitchen surface design techniques found in Fabric Printing at Home. Here are some of the results.

Peggy G.
Betsy D.
Lindy M.
Bette R.
Jan B.
Wendy S.

You can see that the students REALLY enjoyed carving veggies and printing with them!

In honor of all that carving, today's giveaway is a Speedball Linoleum Carving Tool Set (handle with 5 different tips)! Leave a comment by 11:00 PM (Eastern USA time) answering the question: What's the most unusual item you've ever used to print fabric? Your comment also enters you in the final drawing on February 15 for a free copy of Fabric Printing at Home: Quick and Easy Fabric Design Using Fresh Produce and Found Objects. 

And now for the winner of yesterday's giveaway (a Rollrite Foam Brayer)....congratulations to Elizabeth Gibson! Please email me with your contact information ( so I can send off your prize.

Tomorrow, it's time to visit paint flinger and Intentional Printer, Lynn Krawczyk

Be sure to visit all the stops on the Tour:
February 2: Lisa Chin
February 3: Lynn Krawczyk
February 4: Jane Davila
February 5: Carol R. Eaton
February 6: Judy Gula
February 7: Susan Purney Mark
February 8: Teri Lucas
February 10: Deborah Boschert
February 11: Lynda Heines
February 12: Cheryl Sleboda
February 13: Terri Stegmiller
February 14: Jackie Lams


  1. Sadly, I have yet to use anything especially weird. The inside of a cardboard coffee cup holder is pretty interesting, though!

  2. I don't know how unusual, but I like using metal washers as resists. You can create many designs by moving them around. Using several sizes gives even more design flexibility,

    1. Janice- That sounds really interesting. How do you hold the washers in place?

  3. Nothing too weird--an apple, an orange, a spool... and a daffodil

    Marcia Coling

    1. Hi Marcia- Maybe not weird but they make beautiful prints!

  4. I've used cheesecloth, and more of a mess than art with it. But it the spots where it peeled away cleanly, there was a nice subtle texture.

    1. That actually sounds pretty cool!

    2. Hi PK- Your name was pulled at 11PM...congrats! You are the winner of the linoleum carving tool set. Please contact me with your address (

  5. Hi, just came back to say hi. Didn't comment earlier as I didn't get to you until 10:30 CST and didn't even think that I could still comment even though you had closed your drawing. I think your ideas are great and would love to have the chance to take a class or workshop with you some year.

    1. Hi Brenda- Thanks for coming back! I know that closing the drawing at 11 PM means that I might miss some of you in the other time zones...but just can't stay up much later (neither can hubby who is picking the names from a paper bag!). Hope you will have an opportunity to take a class with me at some point. I love to teach and hope to do so more nationally now that the book is out.

    2. Brenda- I'll be having giveaways through the 14th...hope your schedule gives you the chance to try again!

  6. I had great fun printing with half a hand of garlic

  7. Julie, I couldn't open Jane Davila's site. Not sure what's wrong, all I know is that I just may not be able to participate,,,,,,,uggggrrrrhhhh!

    1. Hi Lynn- Go to the Day #4 entry and try clicking on Jane's name in the intro. Let me know if it works or not.