So I've now made my way to Bridgeport--after saying so long to my Georgian home for the summer. I'm here because I have an internship with Denyse Schmidt Quilts, which I start tomorrow morning! It is all very exciting and I'm really looking forward to it!
Let me just tell you I love anything printed with a letterpress. So this past spring I built one with my friend Chris using a tutorial from ReadyMade. It turned out kind of awesome--and it is really quite of fun process. The instructions we followed have you use a bottle jack to apply pressure onto vintage metal type I purchased on Ebay, giving you the impression that makes letterpress lovely. Then using nice thick cotton rag paper and oil based printing ink, I printed Easter cards for family & friends.
As I enjoy my last week in Savannah before heading to Connecticut for the summer, I still have a few things to make before I go. It's a little bit harder to be motivated to keep making after finals are done with (and when there are things like going to the beach and having movie nights with friends). Speaking of finals, here is what I made for my studio production class....
I decided to make puppets and basically just have fun with it. I also wanted to make them without using felt with the exception of their vests(which are removable). It was really fun to stretch my skills in combining fabrics that you wouldn't necessarily put with one another but that go together nicely.
and this is what I did for my friends who were graduating--little books with vintage fabric covers and brown kraft paper pages!