Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Wood Bark......for Printing on Fabric?

We quilters love texture!

Have you ever taken a look at the texture of tree bark?

Tree Bark
Lots of grainy texture on the inside and outside of the bark

I found this incredible bark with swirls of texture!


Check out the cool textures on the inside of the tree bark

The texture is 3D with hills and valleys...

Which begs me to experiment with it for printing on fabric!

There are several ideas running through my mind right now...

Bark Textures

I brought enough home to do a few experiments with paints

But....now I better get back to work...

Wood Splitter
This is where I have been spending most of my time lately

Each morning we come up to the woodpile and split for a few hours

After 14 hours this is our pile:

Just think, If I hadn't been spending so much time splitting wood...

I never would have noticed the cool patterns and textures inside the tree bark!

Inspiration is everywhere.....just keep your eyes open.

I will post images of the Bark/Fabric Printing Experiment soon.

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

CLICK HERE to see how a Wood Splitter operates

CLICK HERE to view Printing on Fabric

CLICK HERE to view The Thread Shed

CLICK HERE to view what's on the Design Wall

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,


  1. I can't wait to see what you do with printing bark!

  2. Where do even come up with all these good ideas?! I am excited to see the finished product. Also, I loooooved your rust dyeing posts. Any hints on where to find the good rusty stuff?