Single colour line design fabric

April 11th.  Lots of time in Photoshop exploring the possible digital print design as well as screen print. Here is one of those explorations, the repeat of this line and ‘shibori’ (actually marbled) design with a 275mm square repeat.  This is intended for a dress but might also make baggies.

Work in progress

April 7th.  Screen printing yesterday with the thick line design, see posts.

Fine line pattern with 275mm repeat

April 1st.  Now trying out various ‘shibori’ backgrounds, marble texture seems the most hopeful, i.e. the closest to what is in my mind.  Not necessarily the easiest to achieve by dyeing, but I will only need a very basic monochrome effect.

design detail, work in progress

March 12th.  Still sketching, trying not to look at too many fabric prints.

March 5th. Working on a  b/w fabric design with the aim of making at least 5m by screen print, onto a medium cotton.  This will be made up into baggies using the Gelert Mountain Climber pattern, and if there is enough into a dress also.

Gelert Mountain Climber baggies

Gelert long ago sold patterned baggies for mountain climbers and hikers – I have a pair – and they are most comfortable, with zip pockets and tie-ups for the lower legs.  But now they only stock boring black run-of-the-mill stuff.  So I have taken a sewing pattern from the old trousers and just need some fabric…

This is a good excuse to get to grips with screen print using a large screen, although the designs I am thinking of should have a repeat of not more than 50cm each direction, perhaps only A3 or less.  But of course it is quicker to make up and print from a large screen.