Friday, 31 December 2010

Happy New Year to all

Corona imperialis and Butterfly fabrics

Insectivorous plants and Insect fabrics

Pomegranate and Pomegranate cross-section fabrics
I have just come on line to post a greeting wishing all my viewers a "Happy New Year". At the same time I thought that I would try again to upload pics of my latest designs that I did to accompany the bespoke  botanical pieces that I posted earlier. I am delighted to say that this time I have been more successful . Hope you like them so far but I might experiment with different colourways.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

New Collections

A lot of the last week of term was spent trying to digitally print my Angiosperm fabrics onto linen. This proved difficult, mainly because the fibres off the material kept blocking the printer heads. Eventually I abandoned the linen and successfully printed all four onto quite a heavy cotton. This worked really well and I'm pleased with the results.
I did however find some time to respond to Trisha's suggestion that I develop a collection of fabrics and wallpapers to accompany each of the botanical printed pieces that I posted last week and these are the ones I have completed so far.

Unfortunately I got a "Server Rejected" message when I went to upload the pics. According to the help forum this is quite common with the newer "Post Editor" so I followed their recommendations to change my settings and select the old one. i did this but still no success so for now I will have to keep you in suspense!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Snowy Weather


View of our back garden
Week 10 has been a bit of a disaster weather wise but it does look pretty.
 I did manage to get into college on Tuesday to find that I was the only one from my group and we had a power cut mid-morning, which meant no network, photocopiers, digital printers etc. Luckily it didn't last too long and I managed to get 3 new designs printed onto fabric in the afternoon. This was despite getting to within a few centimeters from the end the first time when the fabric jammed because of creases on the roll - ugh! I had to choose a different fabric but  I am really pleased with the result. It also means that over Christmas I can embroider into them to get 3 bespoke textile pieces

Corona Imperialis

Pomegranate plant

Insectiverous plants