MA Show Sept 2012 American Museum

Please click on the link below for MA Show.  Please use the buttons to zoom in to have a closer look.

More images below from show.

Image 1 – Digital and Hand screen printed cushions and fabric drop.

Image 2 – Digital fabric drop with co-ordinating cushions and seating.

Image 3 – Botanicals and insects.

Image 4 – Hand printed cushions. Florals on front, insects on reverse, linen and cotton fabric compositions.

Image 5 – Up-cycled wooden crate display.

Image 6 – Me and my work.


Digital printer.

Image 2 – From computer screen to cloth.

Image 3 – Close-up, printing in process.

Image 4 – Lots of colour flexibility with digital printing.

Image 5 – Nearly finished.

Image 6 – Long fabric length, pattern in repeat.

Image 7 – Botanical print on linen.

Image 8 – Botanical and insects.

Image 9 – Close-up digital print.

Image 10 – After a steam and a wash hanging up to dry in studio!

Image 11 – Getting busy at my desk.

Image 12 – Just needs a good ironing now and ready for show!

Screen printing.

Some examples of screen printed botanicals and insects ready to be made into cushions.

Image 1 – Honeysuckle hand print on linen, front of cushion cover, 8 colours.

Image 2 – Insect to co-ordinate with honeysuckle,reverse of cushion cover, 8 colours.

Image 3 – Close-up, hand print on linen, 3 colours.

Image 4 – Close-up, hand print on linen, 5 colours.

Caption 5 – Nearly completed print with the last colour to add.

Image 6 – Close-up of nearly completed print.

Image 7 – On the print table.

Image 8 – Finished hand print on linen/cotton mix, 7 colours.

Image 9 – Close-up finished print for cushion cover.

Image 10 – Close-up with black line detail.

Image 11 – Nearly completed hand print on linen.

Image 12 – Completed hand print on linen, front cushion cover, 8 colours.

Image 13 – Reverse of cushion hand printed moth on linen, 4 colours.

Image 14 – Reverse of cushion, hand printed moth on linen, 5 colours.

Digital print colour testing.

Here are some examples of colour testing.  I found hand painting then scanning my drawings onto the computer was more effective than using the colouring tool in photoshop.

Image 1 – Testing pencil drawing on linen.

Image 2 – Pencil, paint and ink drawing, digital print onto cotton satin.

Image 3 – Close up of digital print on cotton satin.

Image 4 – Lupin pencil drawing scanned in with colouring added using photoshop.

Image 5 – Sections taken from several images for colour testing onto linen, digital print.

Image 6 – Close-up, digital print colour test on linen.

Image 6 – Colour testing on linen.

As seen in image above non coloured sections in image are showing up as yellow as this is the sketch book page.  I have gone back into photoshop to clean this up for a better print finish as below.

Image 7 – Colour test cleaned up digital print on linen.

Image 8 – Close-up cleaned up non coloured section of digital print on linen.

Image 9 – Insect colour testing digital print on linen.

Image 10 – Close-up colour test on linen.

Sample product – Cushions.

Image 1 – Sample cushions – 3 different sizes 40×40, 45×45, 60×60.

Image 2 – Black linen piping trim on 40×40 & 45×45 cushions. Green satin piping trim 60×60.

Image 3 – Dandelion Cushion. Hand Screen print, four colours on linen cloth, black linen piped trim, 40×40 cushion with feather inner. (Front view).

Image 4 – Co-ordinating (back view) of Dandelion cushion. Hand screen print, two colours.

Image 5 – Hand screen print, three colours on linen. Black linen piped trim. 45×45 cushion with feather inner.

Image 6 – Black piped trim detail on 45×45 cushion.

Image 7 – Bleeding Heart Cushion. Hand screen print, seven colours on cotton cloth. Green satin piped trim. 60×60 cusion with inner.

Image 8 – Bleeding Heart cushion.

Image 9 – Lords and Ladies Cushion. Hand screen print, four colours on cotton cloth. Black piped trim. 45×45 cushion and feather inner. (Front view)

Image 10 – Lords and Ladies Cushion. (back view) Hand screen print, four colours on cotton cloth.