Monday, May 19, 2008

Fabric Fashion

I've been coming up with some designs to screenprint onto fabric as a pattern rather than a one off design. At the moment I come up with designs that will go specifically onto a product I make and I still make my stencils from paper. This has some obvious disadvantages but I love the fact that the designs are hand drawn and I think it sets them apart from a lot of the computer aided design out there. I use cartridge paper and more often than not the stencils are able to be kept with the layer of ink strengthening them for the next use.

My only issue with printing larger quantities is the heat treatment of the inks to cure them. I would love to know if there is a place I could go with one of those big heat machines (like the pizza ovens) that I could use. If anyone knows of something in Melbourne please email me, or leave a comment.



This design is really basic so would suit my handcut design. I like the idea of painting the buds and leaves with fabric ink once it is finished. Definitely inspired by Danielle's post on the Madeit blog about Karolina York and the fabric designs they create.





This design has aspects that I really like, but the overall look isn't that great. I love the red and aqua colour combination and just got more aqua fabric today for creating more red prints like this one.






This was created in a mad rush after reading the post by Julia Rothman over at Design Sponge. My joins are a little off and the whole thing is rushed and far to busy and chaotic to even think about trying to cut it out from paper but I think there is a little method to the madness.





By the way, if you have not been to the Fifi Lapin blog, go there now. Everytime there is an update I get excited, the drawings are so fantastic and fabulous.

7 comments:

Suki said...

Oh I also want to know where can I get my fabric print.... I have hand printed some fabrics with stamps and stencil and gocco, they have great response from Hope street market yesterday, I have been looking for somewhere to print, but just couldn't find it...sad...

Cicada Studio said...

Such pretty designs! They will look great on fabric.

Bridget Farmer said...

hi anna, these are great! i like the simple first one. i always put my stuff in the oven and stink out the house! see you tomorrow.
bridget

leslie said...

i think the bottom one is FABULOUS!! not too busy for me at all, i LOVE it and would have to buy meter loads of it : )

diana said...

I love the bottom one. I agree with Leslie, not too busy for me, love it! Like Suki I'm looking to get fabric printed somewhere but where? You should get the bottom print professionally printed it would sell out!

Jason said...

I think getting it done professionally would be good too. That way you can spend your time designing and working on your business.

mizu designs said...

i love your bird repeat pattern. the chaotic fullness of it works really well for me. but yes that would be hell to cut into a stencil for printing.