August 15, 2013

Harvest Textile workshop

My friend Helen's repeat pattern looking awesome.

My friend Helen’s repeat pattern looking awesome.

 

A little while ago I attended a two-day screenprinting workshop held by Harvest Textiles in Fremantle. I had a basic understanding of screen printing, but I was really excited about learning how to do repeat patterns (not just putting down the screen and hoping for the best).

On the first day we did a basic three layer design. I had brought a box of clippings from my garden which helped me shape my design. I’m pretty happy with how mine turned out. I don’t think you can go past a bit of neon.

Clippings and some of my sketches.

Clippings and some of my sketches.

 

Letting the first colour dry.

Letting the first colour dry.

 
My final piece.

My final piece.

 

The studio we were lucky enough to print in.

The studio we were lucky enough to print in.

 

On the second day I managed to do my first repeat pattern. I love the look of cityscapes and houses in artwork, so I decided to do my own version. I’m thinking of making a little lamp shade cover with the fabric.

The cutting of the shapes was so time consuming. Looks cute though.

The cutting of the shapes was so time consuming. Looks cute though.

 

Helen-cutting

My final repeat pattern. Not one mistake.

My final repeat pattern. Not one mistake.

 

I think that it’s such a nice feeling to print from hand (rather than on a printer) because you achieve a more textural quality to the final product that doesn’t feel so mass produced. I now want to screenprint everything and anything I can get my hands on so I’ve purchased a screen to practice at home with.

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7 Comments

  • Reply Monique August 15, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    Gorgeous. Looks like so much fun!

  • Reply picturette November 16, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    dagnammit! why don’t we all live in the same city anymore? imagine what we could do in a studio together!

  • Reply michelle April 21, 2014 at 7:57 PM

    How did you cut so neatly? Wow, the prints look gorgeous.

    Do you know if they will do any more workshops in freo? 🙂

    • Jessica Holmes
      Reply Jessica Holmes April 21, 2014 at 8:29 PM

      Thanks Michelle! The cutting took quite a while to get right… I definitely did some dud cuts! I’m not sure of any future Freo workshops – I’d suggest liking them on Facebook to keep up with what’s going on.

  • Reply Hannah March 22, 2015 at 1:41 PM

    Awesome. Love the report pattern! I’m such a dunce at cutting paper with a Stanley knife.

    • Reply Hannah March 22, 2015 at 1:42 PM

      Ugh. repeat*

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