Welcome to all old and new readers of this blog! I think it's a good time for an introduction and roundup of what to expect. First, I switched to blogging in English in October 2019, and now more people from all over the world seem to find me. Secondly, after a bit of a hiatus in 2020, I'm back with a range of exciting topics while staying true to the blogs past. I'm planning a new post once a week again and aiming for Monday, but don't pin me down to this. I have so much to tell you, so here...
Using stencils to paint my stuff was pretty much the first thing I did to turn my regular clothes into unique punk pieces. I don't count the marker-on-T-shirt scribble, and I have tutorials for bleach in other posts. Although I now have the option of screen printing, I still like to use stencils. In principle, it's straightforward - you cut out the motif, put the stencil on the fabric and start painting. I've tried many materials and techniques and would like to introduce them to you here.
You might remember the garish dyed cardigan that I made more than a year ago. I didn't wear it as much as I'd liked because the bright tie-dye-look often clashed with the rest of my outfit. There was also a problem at the shoulder seams that needed to be fixed. I am living in this cosy cardigan at the moment, and I'll show you what I did to make it perfect.
Usually, I introduce new designs on the blog before or when they hit the shop. Last year, I didn't manage to do that because I was so busy sewing and then things sold so fast during the market season. I take photos of everything so that I don't forget what I created. As much as I'd like to show all things, to avoid disappointment, these are only the designs that are still available: