Thursday, September 10, 2009

my creative space ... test patterns

This week has been all about testing some of my fabric design sketches (which has been fun, exciting and a tiny bit daunting, all at the same time!).

As a result, I've been spending some time working on the laptop, making the designs digital. I used some fabric (linen) computer paper to print them out on. I find this handy to get a "feel" for the design, although the colours translate pretty poorly from the screen to the fabric.

Here are a few ideas I'm playing with (feedback welcome) - I'm a bit into circles and lines at the moment ...






I also ordered some screenprinting equipment this week, so I will be able to start printing on the kitchen table soon - looking forward to that!

Thanks for stopping by!

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29 comments:

Nikki Cardigan said...

How clever are you Nic, designing and printing your own fabric... The circles and lines are great. I especially love the first one.

rebecca said...

Very clever indeed! I started doing some printing with photo emulsion screens earlier in the year, but I haven't had time to get back to it... it is a lot of fun though! I especially love the third design... it has such a simple, retro feel! Beautiful!

Amanda said...

Very Cool...I like the third the best but 2nd is a close 2nd :P

Leonie Guld said...

I get so excited about people printing their own fabric...cause.....I....hope...they send me some to make PANTS!! I love your designs. Good Luck!

Kate said...

I love them all but the first one really does it for me.

Michelle said...

You're so clever, doing all these! Love them all, but the second and third one especially!

Kylie said...

Wow! They are so wonderful and how inspiring! I particularly love the blue circles + lines one - almost retro :) K

CurlyPops said...

I love the middle one the best, but they're all lovely!

june at noon said...

I really love the first one. I like the colors and the design.

Skebba said...

They are all great designs - clean, simple, a bit geometric and pretty all at once! The middle would have to be my favourite, but then again I have a bit of a thing for typography.

Bec @ honi design said...

ooo so lovely!! the last one reminds me of chrissie baubles

tea with lucy said...

You are so clever... and cool! They're all great designs. Couldn't pick a winner.

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

What lovely designs - you're very clever. I particularly like the third one.

caramela said...

I tried to pick a favourite but I love them all!
Good luck with the actual printing- and I agree with you, Thursdays are my favourite days in blogland too. I love all the creative spaces!
Annamaria :)

Kirsty said...

I'm loving the fact that you're planning on printing these up at the kitchen table.

Leahdis said...

Very nice, all of them are yummy! Thanks for the post love too. Cant wait to see the finished product.

Gina said...

Oh, I'm a sucker for a bit of text action, and the circle-line thing is great too. Well done, looking spiffy.

Stephanie and Carlos said...

I love it all!! especially the letter T... circles are fun!! So are screen printing gear... enjoy!!

xo Steph

Brianna said...

Your fabric looks lovely. Are you going to sell it of keep it all for yourself?! I would be so tempted to keep it.]

Jodie said...

they all look great but the third one is the one I gasped at !

Tammy James said...

Ohh yes I like ... I think I like them all.

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Great idea printing onto linen paper first. They look fab! And Thursday would have to be my fav too :) xox

gretchenmist said...

they look great ~ that will be so exciting to get into the screenprinting :)

Karin said...

Those fabrics are great! I like the stripes and circles.

Melanie said...

Awesome look to your designs.As soon as I saw your blog I knew it was one I would love, you just have to mention fabric and screen printing and Im there. Neither of which I am an expert at, just an appreciative admirer of people who are. Cheers!

Lola Nova said...

How exciting! I have been wanting to do some fabric design myself. Yours are lovely!

Linda said...

oh Nic I am in heaven I totally LOVE all your designs you are brilliant!!!!

Pippi creates said...

These design are looking good, I like the 1st and 3rd ones the best I think. Great to see ideas down on fabric - I hope you are enjoying the creative process!

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