How to Print with Potatoes

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Take some potatoes, cut hem neatly into half, take a (not so sharp) knife to cut out nice shapes that stay, whereas you cut the surrounding areas lower.

Take liquid fabric paint and a thin brush and put then some paint on the higher ornaments/forms you’ve just cut out.

Make a first try by printing it on a piece of paper.

Make some adjustments to the cut if needed, but if you are happy then go on and press the shaped potatoes onto the fabric you’ve chosen (old ones to repurpose or new; linen and cotton work best); arrange the print in a row, in circles, groups or totally by hazard, close or in a wider distance – even kids can do this.

Let the paint dry (and maybe iron it) and then go on and use this unique piece of art however you want – for gift bags, pillowcases, table runners, curtains, etc… happy sewing!

print blatt print blätter
print butterfliesprint fabric
print hand print addi
print flowers print HT
print print print potatoe


5 thoughts on “How to Print with Potatoes

  1. That looks really good Itto. You always have brilliant ideas, thank you for sharing them with us.
    Stay well and in peace.

  2. Salamualaikm Itto,
    mit Kartoffeln haben wir noch nie gestempelt, hatte immer etwas Hemmungen weil es ja eigentlich Lebensmittel sind… aber eure Ergebnisse sind sehr schön geworden, war sicher ein schöner Spaß für die Kinder;)

  3. Liebe Itto,
    wir haben 2012 mit unseren Nichten stempelt/gedruckt. Dabei haben wir Schablonen ausgeschnitten und mit Schwämmchen die Muster ausgetupft. Wir haben Stofftaschen und einen Bucheinband gemacht. Das war richtig klasse und hat soo viel Spaß gemacht, mit Farben zu arbeiten. 🙂 viele liebe grüße, sneza

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