Today I went to my first Brown Owls meeting. The theme was freezer paper stencils, so I prepared a few different stencils and settled on one based on Manu Chao. The actual stencil I used was copied from a picture I took of one on a wall in South America, and it's clearly based on the following photo of him:
There were plenty of great things made that afternoon, including two t-shirts and some fabric destined to make eco-friendly veggie bags:
I'm glad I heard about Brown Owls, and that there's a group in Canberra. I'm looking forward to trying out a bunch of new crafts... in the meantime, I'll get some friends together for some more freezer paper stencilling!
If you want to try this for yourself, check out Neither Hip nor funky's tutorial, Angry Chicken's tutorial or do a quick search on Craftster. Also check out All Buttoned Up's post on using hole punchers.