Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Making things is an unavoidably wasteful business; we inevitably end up with piles of fabric scraps, no matter how carefully we plan our cutting. But we do try to save some of our scraps for future use so they don't all go into the landfill.
(This is especially important now that the garbage strike in Toronto is in full swing - ugh!)

(Here's Mhairi printing)

One thing we use our tent scraps for is to make our 'jack&marjorie' labels for inside of the bag. To do this, we use this great little machine: the print gocco. It is basically a mini screen printing machine that is super-easy, fast and tidy to use.
There are a few different machine sizes available; this one prints postcard size, which works pretty perfectly with our smaller scraps.

The machines are from Japan (can't you tell by how cute it is?!), which is where I bought mine.
Unfortunately Riso, the company that makes it, decided not to produce the machines and supplies anymore, despite outcries from the online crafting community. But there are still places online the components can still be found.

Happy Canada Day, Canadians!


Kylie said...

That looks so fabulous - I really like your tags and I'm totally envious of your little gocco-maker! I was just toying with the idea of getting one but if the supplies are drying up maybe I should leave what's left to those who have them already! Great post - thanks for sharing. :) K

meghan said...

Thanks Kylie! They really are great - right now it seems it's not too difficult to find the supplies, but I'm not sure how long that will last...