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


Natasha said...

Oh very exciting! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

HeartfeltHandmade said...

O, I Likey! All very exciting, I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve :o) x

Lyn said...

looking very good, I like the simple and natural style

Belinda @ Wild Acre said...

Gosh, these are gorgeous and so unique. I discovered your lovely blog via Jane and Snapdragon (another fan of hers!), and as a fellow Hertfordshire creative mama thought I'd drop in a comment.

I am thinking of having a little store for my jewellery on etsy or bigcartel and was wondering how you find etsy? Is the set-up very complicated?

Best of luck with your printing. Belinda

Caroline said...

Lovely! I like that apple print very much indeed!

Poppy said...

Hello, So beautiful! I can’t wait to see more.

Lou xxx

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Like both prints - the apple design in particular looks good against the grey felt.