Making Sun Prints

August 24, 2015

Sample sun print pillows from Blueprints on  Fabric

Sample sun print pillows from Blueprints on

On a recent trip to Vashon Island, my friend Carol introduced me to artist Linda Stemer, who makes chemically-treated cotton and silk fabric for sun prints.  (She sells the fabric online at Blueprints on Fabric.)



It was fun looking at samples of the blueprinted fabrics Linda had on display, but it was even more fun making our own blueprints following Linda’s super-easy instructions.  What a perfect way to take advantage of our sunny summer weather.



You can see the entire process at this link.

I framed the feather print I made.  It goes well with our blue guest bedroom.

My feather sun print

My feather sun print



One Response to “Making Sun Prints”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    It’s amazing how much some of these look like the wax prints I bought in Liberia. The women in Guinea, especially, were very skilled in dying and stamping, and the materials they produced were beautiful. Your feather is gorgeous, too, and the framing is perfect.

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