January 26, 2012

Potato Block Printing DIY

Kelly Weastler : Sea Urchin

This is how it all started.  I saw this Kelly Weastler fabric and fell in love.  It is the perfect balance of masculine/modern.  It almost acts like a neutral behind other prints.  Anyways... I loved it, but not for $100/ yard.  I don't know how my mind went from Kelly Weastler fabric to....

Let me explain.  I love block print fabrics and the above fabric reminded me of a block print.  I decided to try to make my own stamp out of a potato mimicking the sea urchin design.  This is what I came up with after ruining 3 potatoes.

Now I was getting somewhere. I picked up some RIT fabric dye and 1 yard of white linen for 6 bucks.

I started stamping...

And stamping....

Make sure to stop by Monday to see what I did with my potato fabric.  I am giddy with the turnout!

Be Well,


  1. This looks incredible!! I also tried a Kelly Wearstler DIY tonight, which didn't not go so well. It ended up in the trash.

    Smart thinking gal~!

  2. So cool!! Love what you're doing.....

  3. I am so impressed! I love it. So amazed that you would think to create the look you want with a potato :)

  4. Cool! Can't wait to see what you do with the fabric.
    Stopping in to say hi. I just recently found your blog and I love it.

  5. this is awesome! i am going to pin and hope to try one day!

  6. Oh. My. Gosh.

    You should do a giveaway. I'd invent fictitious blogs just to get extra entries for this one. ;)

    Really, so cool. I CANNOT wait to see what you do with it.

  7. I AM SPEECHLESS! Heather this is so, so, so great. I can't wait to see the project reveal on Monday!

  8. You did a great job on this DIY! So inspired :D

  9. Wow, Heather. This project turned out great! I'm so inspired to try something similar Nicely done!

  10. Wow, I never would have thought of that. Very cool.

  11. Do you have a source for the white linen for that cheap? MOst linens I come across are at least $30/yard