Experimenting with Inked Fabric Markers: Embroidery, Flexi Hoops, Robots and more!

Experimenting with Inked Fabric Markers: Embroidery, Flexi Hoops, Robots and more!

Today my husband Collin (@motodouma) and I had a breakfast date with Inked by Blackcat Permanent Fabric Markers. *

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I decided to experiment with 100% cotton fabric (I cut up a white handkerchief) and some flexi hoops to see what I could come up with. Here’s the process:


And that was so much fun, I did another – a little homage to Yoko Ono and John Lennon.

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I really like straight, clean lines, so for me taping was ideal. The ink generally did not bleed unless I accidentally pressed too hard or slipped under the tape and even then, the bleed was minimal and hardly noticeable.

Here’s an example of what I mean on a canvas bag:


I’m still deciding what to embroider on that one. Got an idea?

Collin went completely the other way. He sketched out his drawing with a marking pen and then went to town – he blended and he layered, all by hand and without using any tape (except to secure the corners of the fabric to the table). He used a 100% cotton handkerchief and you can see the results are great. He said he was suprised and pleased that the markers were easy to control.


All in all, for under $15 Inked by Blackcat Permanent Fabric Markers are good value for what you get. I will definitely keep using them – I love having a new tool in my craft aresenal.

One caveat: There’s no purple in this set! Personally, I didn’t care to have two blues, and would have preferred to have a purple! (I made the purple you see in the rainbow bag by layering the light blue, pink and fuchsia.

* I received a Inked by Blackcat Permanent Fabric Markers in exchange for writing a review on the blog. This is a post that contains affiliate links.

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Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.

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