Thursday, November 19, 2009

my creative space ... first print!

This morning, my creative space is full of my first prints, ready to be sewn and experimented with ...



Yesterday, I did my first print run - testing fabrics, colours, techniques and getting used to everything - here are some pics ...

 
organic fabrics - hemp, cotton and linen

 
mixing deep green

  
the printing table

 
artichokes in deep green

 
signature circles!

More printing and shop news soon!

Check out other very creative spaces by visiting Kootoyoo ...

43 comments:

Vic said...

Gosh I still love that red pipe...!

Everything looks fantastic!

CurlyPops said...

How super exciting that you're all set up and printing away!

Kate said...

Oh to have a dedicated printing table, how fantastic! Loving the artichoke.

Tammy James said...

Oh So exciting I do like your red pipe better now the lettering is up too!

Nikki Cardigan said...

And the dream has just moved into reality!

Congrats Nic. I hope that one day you'll look back on this post - your first test run - and smile at how far you've come.

Michelle said...

I am so excited about your studio! It's looking great. Looking forward to hearing about your shop too ;-)

Kirsty said...

Doesn't the studion look wonderful! I want to come & do work experience with you. x

Lola Nova said...

Wow, those are all amazing! I can't wait to see what happens next!

teddybearswednesday said...

Your space is looking gorgeous, and I love this post seeing the different bit and prints you are doing, which a very pretty by the way.

Miss Muggins said...

Wow, me likey!

74 Lime Lane said...

oh wow, just gorgeous Nic. the space, the prints, it looks like lots of creative fun!

edward and lilly said...

So exciting! Your printing is perfect, I love the artichokes. Look forward to seeing more!

Gina said...

Loving it all Nic. Mmmmmm, circles. Mmmmmm, linen. Mmmmmm.

beck said...

How gorgeous your prints are, great colours and I love the circles and artichoke. Thanks for the dip recipe too! xo

Kylie said...

Congratulations! They are just fabulous and I love seeing your new studio all busy with your yummy goodies :) K

Meagan said...

Very exiciting. Can't get enough of the artichokes and love the writing on the bare brick. Congrats on getting your studio in full gear. xo m.

june at noon said...

Oooh, wow, looks great! I love the artichokes. Someday I want to do a little printing myself....

MiM said...

gorgeous prints , the artichoke is fantastic!

Kristin said...

So fun, I love your circle print, and can't wait to see what you do with them.

Amanda said...

It really looks fabulous!!! Love the prints.

Beky said...

You go girl! Love that artichoke design.

Tracey said...

yay for the new work space! Yay for the pipes I adore being left there! Yay for the artichokes! just.. yay x

clare's craftroom said...

Wow that is fantastic , congratulations I love your firsts !

Sherrin said...

Looks great! I love the artichokes especially. They came out really well.

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

The artichokes look awesome Nic - well done to you. and YAY for the first print run. Peta

Cherry said...

Oh really like the artichokes - what a great idea!

Ooty said...

the artichoke is breathtaking!!! I adore it!!!!

created by Kylie said...

Wow it all looks great. How exciting to be up and running. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. I don’t have an online shop, but I am sure we can work something out. Let me know what you are interested in and I will send you some more photos.

lisa stubbs said...

love your prints!

midge said...

thanks for letting us in on this amazing journey of yours. well done, it's looking great. i LOVE the red circle print

Tania said...

Mrs, that is one HECK of a space OOZING creativity! I'm not sure I could contain my excitement!

Caroline said...

wow, this looks so wonderful. I am getting insanely curious about screen printing, this gives me super itchy fingers and a buzzing brain. Just what I need before bed - thanks! :P

caramela said...

It has been so lovely to watch the studio being set up and now the first prints! Congratulations, its all looking gorgeous ,particularly the artichokes-they are just terrific!
Annamaria ;)

Penny said...

I particularly love the artichokes - hooray! This is exciting!

Leahdis said...

How amazing. Dont think I could do it. Love them both.

dillpickle said...

How very fantastic to be using the space for what you planned! The artichokes look great, as does your sig print. I love the wall and pipe, too, by the way.

Aussie-waffler said...

That all looks so exciting, that's a green light on printing. I LOVE the back wall and the logo, it looks fabulous. Thanks for your ideas on Witchy, most appreciated :) x

Fleur de Boheme said...

Looks exciting! Like the artichoke print.

Thanks for your nice comment - I would swap the winter rain for a swim on a Melbourne beach... ;-)

Sally said...

Beautiful prints and a wonderful 'creative space'. Especially loving the artichokes - which is funny because today I'm heading out into the garden to plant some :)

becclebee said...

i haven't popped over to your blog for awhile (opps sorry) - but i love love love your studio wall. that has come up so fabulously. and now its filled with your amazing printing! you must be really proud to be actually creating in your amazing creative space!

m.e (Cathie) said...

oh how exciting! and the prints are fabulous, especially the artichoke.
you must love going into work ♥

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

You are so clever - your prints are stunning. You must be very pleased with how they have turned out. Can't wait to hear the shop news!

Pippi creates said...

Congratulations Nic! You've done your first screen prints. You should be very proud of yourself. They look great and I like the range of basecloths you have to experiment with. They have come up looking really good!