Thursday, January 27, 2011

New vintage fabrics

Well you know what I to me! Love the print above and the pattern details in each block, I have no idea of the deigner of this and it is a lighter weight cotton so perhaps is a dress fabric rather than interiors.
and this is 'Herbage' by Susan Cook designed for Heals in 1968. The colours of these two are making me hope for some warmer weather, but no, as I write there is snow starting to fall. Time to cosy up I think!!

Both covers are now available in my Etsy shop

Thursday, January 13, 2011

In Print

I mentioned at the end of the year that I was moving my work in a different direction and here is a peek at where it is going. When I trained at college to do jewellery I also spent a short amount of time in the textiles dept and played with print and weave. With my current passion for textiles I have found many customers asking for colours and designs which I just cannot source and so I have been working on printing in the hope that I can produce the kind of fabrics which I now know appeal.
These are two experiments the top one is a simple frond design taken from my sketchbook and printed on some slubby linen and the bottom is a design taken from a vintage mug and printed onto some chunky felt. Neither of these designs are final and I am still tweaking and testing inks and fabrics to get the technique right. Hopefully this year will provide me with some more organised time so I can keep my one and only resolution which is to print something every week.

I have picked up some great books to help and inspire me, and I will take a look at those in the coming weeks too. I hope you will drop by and let me know what you think.

Louise x

I just wanted to say how wonderful all your comments have been, I am feeling really positive today about my work, Thankyou x