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