These URSULA Cushion Covers ($13 each) are made from a rough-woven ramie fabric and feature a cute gray striped lining. They seem like a perfect option for adding floor seating for a Summer picnic or outdoor patio space. However, to really add pop to a Summer patio or picnic, they need a little personalization.I haven't done any blockprinting since my high school art class, but I decided to try it for this project. I used a linoleum block that I picked up at an art supply store, and drew a simple design on the block. With a carving tool, I cut out the pattern. Keep reading to see how it looks on fabric.
First, I tested the pattern on a tea towel.The blackberries and leaves design has a definite rustic, handmade look that complements the fabric of the pillows. And while there are definitely some ink spots that transferred onto the fabric, I love the overall effect of the design. For this project you'll need to purchase a carving tool, a linoleum print block, a brayer (essentially a roller for ink), and fabric-safe paint. To prevent the ink from transferring to the bottom side of the pillow, I cut a piece of cardboard and placed it in between the two layers of fabric. The most labor-intensive part of the project was cutting the lino block print, but it was also pretty enjoyable, too. I'm excited to try blockprinting on more linens soon!
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