Posts Tagged ‘fabric’

Print Photos onto Fabric Using Sunlight With the Lumi Process

The Lumi Process is a new print process for transferring photographs onto textiles and natural materials. It’s based around Inkodye, a light sensitive solution that uses sunlight to print images onto everything ranging from cotton to wood. Once fixed, the images are permanent and can go through washing machines without fading. Co-founder Jesse Gennet recently launched a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to bring the project to a new level, and ended up raising over $250,000 — a good deal more than the stated goal of $50,000.
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Make a Retrotastic Camera-Shaped Bag

Berene Campbell of Happy Sew Lucky has a nifty cut-and-sew fabric design that lets you make a camera bag that looks like a Diana camera of the sixties:

This retro design is inspired by the Diana camera sold in the 60’s – now a funky collector’s item. (They sell replicas these days, for those into lomography.) The bag holds a camera up to 5″ W x 3.25″ H x 2″ D. It includes a strap. Of course it could just be a funky purse for your lipstick, loot and lollies too. One fat quarter of Upholstery weight Twill makes one camera bag.

You can purchase the fabric from Spoonflower, and follow a tutorial Campbell wrote over on her blog.

Retrotastic Camera Camera Bag Tutorial (via KEH)

Leaf Brooches Made from Photographs Printed on Fabric

Dutch artist Purr Anders transforms old photographs into beautiful jewelry. After printing the images onto fabric, Anders crafts them into leaf and flower-shaped brooches. You can visit her Etsy store to order a custom one for $37.

If you want to try making your own, check out this YouTube video on how to transfer photos onto fabric.

Puur Anders Handmade Jewelry (via Craftzine)

Make a Padded Insert to Turn Any Bag into a Camera Bag

Some photographers prefer using ordinary bags with padded inserts to carry their camera gear, both for aesthetic reason and to prevent theft. Instead of buying an insert, you can also make a custom one with some foam, fabric, and velcro. Abi over at vanilla & lace made one to turn her purse into a camera bag after finding that purse-style camera bags can cost up to $300. She also wrote up a helpful tutorial on how you can do the same.

DIY camera purse/bag [vanilla & lace]

Print Your Photos onto a Hair Ribbon

Inkodye sells a line of light sensitive textile dyes that you can use to print photos onto fabrics. An example is this photo-printed hair ribbon, created using some white silk ribbon and Inkodye Violet. Check out the tutorial over at to learn how to make your own.

Photo-printed Hair Ribbon (via Craftzine via Neatorama)