Sunday, 30 October 2011

Fabric All Prepped For Printing

Here's a sneak peek at some of the coloured fabric and textured backgrounds I will be working with. As my designs are aimed at a high market level I will be working predominantly on silk - Silk Habotai and Spun Sandwashed Silk, both of which dye beautifully. I actually consider it a skill in its own right to evenly dye a piece of fabric with no blotches on it. Colours incluce: Claret Red, Antique Gold, Royal Blue, Violet, Magenta, Emerald, Buttercup Yellow, Bottle Green, Aubergine, Turquoise, Brilliant Orange, Blackcurrant and Raspberry. These fabric dyes are both Acid dyes (either Kenanthrols and Ill Acids) or Procions, but I find that Acid dyes are more intense.

Phillippa x

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