I have some unused printed textile samples from my night class. I was inspired by the geometric shapes and optical illusion illustrations I found at Camera Obscura in Edinburgh. All pieces were made by hand. For some I hand cut paper stencils with a blade and others I painted a design directly on the screen using a screen filler liquid.
I love creating prints by hand because you just don’t get the same authenticity with digital prints. Every smudge and mistake gives the print an identity and personality. The blue smudges on the hand drawn prints are one of my favourite details. Sometimes a design calls for perfection, but I enjoy these pieces because they are imperfect and it means they are recognised as not being mass produced.
My final collection for hand-in tomorrow. Here are my favourite images from my photoshoot – I kept the look clean and minimal, complimenting my final pieces. I also had to take these photographs myself, as the photography technician had broken her hand whilst skiing! This didn’t stop her being so helpful, and she showed me a couple of tricks and really built my confidence behind the camera. I’m also very grateful to my model, Joli Parker, who got exactly what vibe I was going for. I still have lots of work to do (tying up those loose ends!) but I will update you all further after my hand-in.
I have been experimenting with cut-offs from my linen to create some dye samples. Neutral, earthy colours compliment the simplicity within my collection. I also played about with pale and brighter colours, but these are the colours that came through for me.