22 March 1996

Paint your own T-shirt and save cash

FED up with overpriced T-shirts with manufacturers logos on? Fancy one with a design that is a little bit different or downright bizarre? Then why not paint your own, with the help of a new book* that is crammed with ideas.

Creative types could transform plain T-shirts into personalised gifts or fund-raisers by using fabric paints and paint pens, and how to do it is well explained. But if your artistic talents are limited to colouring-in, dont despair, the book contains 20 iron-on transfers to get you started. Designs range from a toucan to a tiger, dolphins to a sports car to die for but beware. One great T-shirt can lead to another….and another….and another. TG

*Paint Your Own T-Shirts by Monika Neubacher-Fesser and Dieter Kohnen, Search Press, (£10.95). Available post free to farmers weekly readers from Search Press, Wellwood, North Farm Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 3DR (01892-510850).

A plain T-shirt can be transformed into something special with fabric paints and a little know-how.