Monday, September 30, 2013
Sunday, September 29, 2013
post about batik in cotton I was working on? This is what I made, a small quilted piece of all the different fabrics I made. I also added some embroidery to see how it will look if I'll choose to make it more textured. I chose the floss colors to be the same as the fabric, I wanted to enhance what I had, not to introduce new colors.
Friday, September 27, 2013
Here is what The Island Continent is writing about themselves: what we aim to achieve at The Island Continent is a online digital archive of the Australian image, the colour, nostalgia, fashions, design, the people, the places, the vibe and the humour. In between blog posts of our actual studio work, we dig deep down into the moth balled archive boxes to uncover those lost gems we have collected over the last 30 years, with features on creatives today from the past, some you know and some we want you to know. More here.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
My new assignment is to create a contemporary paisley print with a fresh color story. Here is a sneak peek of the beginning of my new design. ; Hand drawn, manipulated in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. ; Paisley is a term in English for a design using the boteh, a droplet-shaped vegetable motif of Persian or Indian origin, but its western name derives from the town of Paisley, in central Scotland, a center for textiles where paisley designs were produced. Such designs became very popular in the West in the 18th and 19th centuries, following imports of post-Mughal versions of the design from British India, especially in the form of Kashmir shawls, and were then imitated locally. The pattern is sometimes called "Persian pickles" by American traditionalists, especially quilt-makers, or "Welsh pears" in Welsh textiles as far back as 1888. –Wikipedia