Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Cherry Blossom Print





So today was the day I decided to do a decent run of screenprinting. I should have taken shots of the process, but I had enough things to do already I don't think it would have worked. Plus I didn't want ink on my camera.

I don't have a set up for printing on a large length of fabric. We have a dining table which is not small, but when you are planning on printing 10 meters of fabric it ends up being about 8.5 meters short. My plan was to drop the fabric down in front of the heater to allow it to dry quickly so I could roll it. I cranked gassy boy up to high and it worked well.

I had thick fabric over a chair to guide the fabric over and keep it off the ground and had to keep rolling it along as I worked. I also got some fabric pens today to add some red and green detail. I tested the red and green together but I'm not sure if I like it as it looks too christmasy to me. What do
you think?

11 comments:

Aroma Fields said...

Beautiful work! Love the fabric!

amanda said...

Thats gorgeous!! I love it!

CurlyPops said...

Wow, it's amazing. I love it with just the plain red. I agree with the red and green christmasey thing....

Cicada Studio said...

Your ingenuity is paying off. This looks gorgeous!

Suki said...

It looks very good!

.girl ferment. said...

Looks great Anna. I avoid red and green due to the christmas thing too, but I quite liked it on the photo you linked to where there was a couple of red only branches then one with green, wasn't to ott with the red/green. Does that even make sense?
xx

Emmarose said...

If you aren't fussed on the red and green, what about sepia toned branches and aqua flowers? I guess the ink colours depend on what colour the background fabric is.... sorry if i'm not being helpful! I've copped out with my shirt designs, I was planning to make it 'artsy' but i think it will end up 'crafty'.......:(

mizu designs said...

really really fresh and lovely. what will you make with it?

eg said...

Bonjour Anna-Laura,
C'est très joli tout ça!!!
Amitiés de Paris/France

Kate said...

lovely fabric, great colours.
Would look great as upholstery fabric too.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love your fabric - great design and stunning with the red.