Sunday, July 10, 2011

Handprinted Checkers/Draughts Game

Yay! I´ve finally finished my hand printed, handmade checkers/draughts game. The pics are a bit unclear and I´ll put up better pics soon. The board is calico fabric, with the squares stamped.

One picture shows the beanbags main side, and the other shows the other beanbag side which is used when you king a piece. The beanbags are made from fabric, which has been hand-printed with hand-carved stamps I made from linoleum.

I´m really happy with it and there were lots of creative steps in it. I enjoyed carving the linocut stamps and figuring out the colours. There wasn´t a huge amount of work in it, but it took quite a long time to do, fitting it around work and kids.

My husband even played a game with me last night, and I won (I think he might have let me win). Here is a pic of him playing against our cat, Tess.

Kapiti Beach looking towards the South Island, Kapiti Coast, North Island, New Zealand