Sometimes colour inspiration comes from unlikely places :: in the case of this lovely, vintage green, it was from an old tin lid. It seemed appropriate to print something Australian. Vintage green Australia Market Bags are in the Yardage Design online shop now for a limited time …
A few months ago, I was asked to contribute a tutorial to Mollie Makes magazine :: how to handprint and make your own pennant flags. After much excitement and waiting, it's finally here :: my tutorial can be found in the current, issue 43, of the magazine :: step by step instructions to show you how to cut and print a stencil with patterns for you to use. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed putting it together …
Issue 43 of Mollie Makes is in newsagents now!
Have a great weekend! You will mostly find me over on instagram these days :: I am @yardagedesign :: come and say hello if you haven't already!
A while ago I saw an idea on Pinterest (as you do!) where someone had made a garland from some hessian webbing. I wanted to make some, for no other reason than to justify the enormous roll of jute webbing I bought on ebay years ago!
These are as easy as they look :: cut some webbing (or ribbon, or fabric) into about 10cm strips; keep one end straight and fold over about 1cm; sew, staple or glue that end down but leave a little gap to thread some string through the top; cut the other end however you please; repeat as many times as you like and then thread onto string (or thin ribbon or whatever you have). Easy peasy garland for your studio, office, home!
You will find all the other ideas and projects I'm yet to get to via my Pinterest page, and keep up with what I'm doing over on Instagram (@yardagedesign).
Hello! I'm Nic ... I love to design, screen print, sew and cook. I have a passion for beautiful fabric and have decided to have a go at designing and printing my own under the label Yardage Design. My blog is my creative outlet and journal of my adventures making all sorts of things. Thanks for visiting!