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New Rubber Stamps to Celebrate Buying Handmade

21 March, 2017

I have been using my Thank you heart stamp as a little thank you slip to go in with my orders when I am packing then up. I know that I have sold quite a fw of these to customers to use for the same purpose in their business. 

I decided it was time to add a few new stamp designs for this purpose . Maybe you like making handmade gifts for friends and family or for your own business selling handmade things. It adds that personal touch to include a little stamped card with maybe a handwritten note.

I have developed three new designs all developed from lino cuts, there is Thank You for Buying Handmade,   also the Vintage Sewing Machine Hand Made With Love, and the Hand made by me for anyone who loves making gifts or products using crochet.

 

 

 

Our Christmas Rubber Stamps featured in Country Living...

28 November, 2016

Lovely to see our Christmas Rubber Stamps featured in Country Living...

http://www.countryliving.co.uk/create/craft/g160/christmas-gift-ideas-for-crafters/?slide=5

Noolibird Fabric Stamping Workshop in Brighton

01 September, 2016

To book your place at the Fabric Stamping workshops email me at ; nula@noolibird.com 

I'm really looking forward to the three fabric stamping workshops I am going to be holding at my friend Wendy's workshop in the North Laines of Brighton. Wendy has a lovely workshop where she holds her award winning sewing classes. She has very kindly let me hold some workshops in her lovely space.

Here is some information the fabric stamping classes I will be teaching.

Join Nula Shearing for a fabric stamping workshop where we will be stamping on your choice of a tote bag, a tea towel or a square of fabric suitable to be made into a cushion cover. Nula will bring a variety of her stamp designs featuring geometric shapes, a decorative hare design, and some simple flowers.

Nula will take you through the simple steps of inking up the stamp correctly for printing on fabric and how achieve a crisp strong stamped image on fabric. Nula will advise on combining colours together for grey effect, and to match your home decor. There will be lots of stamped samples for you to look at and have a go at recreating for yourself.

Suitable for absolute beginners – no sewing involved!

  • There is a choice of 3 Sunday workshops: 10.30am-12.30pm: 11th September | 2nd October | 16th October.
  • Cost: £40 (including materials)
  • Class size: just 6 people – MIY Workshop offers the smallest class sizes in Brighton, ensuring you will get plenty of 1-2-1 help.

Hare Tile Design Stamped Cushion

25 June, 2016

This is my favourite cushion design I have done so far. I am really looking forward to sharing all the cushion stamping techniques i have been developing with all the lovely ladies who have signed up to the workshops at Abigail's Drapery in Lewes. Workshops will be £25.00 per place for a 1-2 hour workshop.

for more information contact

abi@abigailsdrapery.co.uk

or me at

nula@noolibird.com

Landscape and Running Hare Cushion

19 June, 2016

This was a fun experiment . I had a go at making a really big stamp of the snowscape stamp, then i inked it up using some more springlike shades. I stamped the large stamp by putting it face down on the fabric then staining on it, and ahem.. thanks to my not inconsiderable weight I got a great stamped impression. The hare was stamped on afterwards. Then I sketched some pencil lines for the flower stems, then sewed over the pencil lines using a narrow zigzag and dark grey cotton. The flower head and leaf stamps I made from enlarged flower silhouette stamps. I then stamped these along the sewn lines and voila!!

I am looking forward to teaching all these tecniques at Abigail's Drapery in Lewes at the cushion stamping workshops I will be running there, places are still available, email me for course dates (it is £25.00) per 1-2hour workshop.

nula@noolibird.com

or 

abi@abigailsdrapery.co.uk

 

Circle Flowers Stamped Cushion

16 June, 2016

This cushion was stamped using a variety of flower and circle stamps using some lovely bright colours. These stamps were not all mounted on perspex so they did not all line up perfectly but this kind of adds to the charm, I hope !!!

Triangles Cushion

14 June, 2016

This cushion is stamped using triangles mounted on perspex blocks to make lining up the blocks quite easy. The ink pads used are versa craft and these ink pads are washable if stamped in natural fabrics and ironed after stamping. I like the way the blues, blue greens and core all work together in this design.

Cushion Stamping Work Shops

14 June, 2016

I have been doing quite a bit of experimenting with stamping on fabric lately in preparation for a series of workshops I will be teaching in Lewes in a shop called Abigail's Drapery. I designed some new stamps with these workshops in mind and have been having a great time combining colours and inking up stamps with a a mixture of versa craft ink pads mixed with some fabric paint. Here are some of the cushions I stamped, and some of the new noolibird stamp designs I used.

Our New Range of Christmas Stamps has Just Landed...

25 October, 2015

It's been a busy few weeks at Noolibird HQ but finally I'm pleased to announce our New Range of Christmas Stamps is here! 

The lino-cut designs in particular are very time consuming to create but I'm pleased with how they have evolved and added a new look and feel to the range. I really hope you enjoy using them to make your own wonderful festive creations again this year and would love to see how you get on!

Love Nula x

almost there... New 2015 Christmas Rubber Stamp Design

09 September, 2015

Almost finished a new lino cut for Christmas. I had not attempted a nativity scene yet, so I decided it had to be done. I'm always a bit nervous of depicting people, animals and pattern are much more my comfort zone. A nice big piece of Japanese lino is a good challenge and quite therapeutic really.

I start by sketching it out on paper then I transferred it to the lino using carbon paper. When the lino cutting is all complete I will do a black and white print, scan the print and make it into a negative so it can be made into stamps. Its always a bit of trial and error, as per usual I have crammed a bit to much fine detail into this design but with a bit of adjustment in photoshop I can make sure it will work well as a stamp design. 

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