Found a rug!





After many unsuccessful searches for a carpet design that closely resembles the one in the living room of Rosehill I finally found one! After tweaking the colors in Photoshop, this baby is ready to be printed out onto fabric. Carrie at A Lavender Dilly has a tutorial on how she's printed rugs, so I thought I would try it. Yes, I was going to make it by hand, but as I was working on it the scale just seemed too big. I'm going to use that one in my Glencroft. I think it will be fine in 1-inch scale.

Just a bit nervous about printing it on our new inkjet printer. We got a Kodak Hero 5.1 for Christmas and it has a bottom paper tray but not an opening in the back to run it through flat. My Canon had the paper positioned in the back, so it didn't have to go around a roller to print. Maybe one of you has successfully printed on fabric with this kind of printer, and could give me some tips? I've printed on silk and cotton with the Canon, and didn't have a problem as long as the fabric was adhered perfectly flat to the backing paper. I've also ironed fabric down to freezer paper and it has worked fine, but I'm wondering if the tension while it goes around the roller would pull it off.

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  1. I have a different sort of printer but the sheets do have to go over a roller. I have never had a piece of fabric (on paper) get stuck. I was just as nervous the first time I tried it.

    I buy the sheets at Joanne's They have ones that are not color fast and ones that are. The colorfast ones expensive and print darker.

    I love the rug you have chosen.

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  2. Do the sheets from Joanne's allow you to fringe the edges? I was going to print on cotton so I could do fringes.

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  3. Good luck Allie- I can't wait to see the printed result!

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  4. I do not know how to help you but I wish you good luck with your job!
    Hugs

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  5. I love the rug you have chosen. Unfortunately I have not yet printed rugs so I can't help you. Good luck with the process. Many people do it and it seems to work so it should be okay. I would just go ahead and do it.

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  6. Nice rug! Can't wait to see in the room.

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  7. I am not sure if you can fringe them. Most of the fringe on old rugs has worn off though or is very short. You might want to try those sheets. They are useful for upholstery too.

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  8. Last night I discovered in my stash a packet of Printworks T-shirt Transfers. You print the image on the special paper, cut it out, remove the backing, and iron it down to fabric. I used a thin white cotton and fringed the sides. I am just trying to figure out what to back the rug onto so it will lay flat. I may just adhere it to the floor. I still want to attempt inkjet printing directly to fabric, but for now this will be ok. I'll post an update soon.

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  9. Your rug is incredibly successful -- I love it and I love the colours -- so rich!

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  10. Thank you very much! It took a lot of searching for one I was happy with.

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