I work by myself in my studio, of course I have our wonderful dog Porter for company! In the spring I took a course at City College San Francisco. I studied surface pattern design for fashion, even though I am a textile designer it was a pleasure to be with other creative minds.
I wasn't quite sure how to approach the class, after a couple of weeks I decided to reverse my working method. I usually create something by hand, photograph it, digitally print on fabric, manipulate fabric and photograph again, this is a continuous and sometimes endless cycle. I took a motif from one of my digital prints and used it to create blocks, stencils and screens, using the hand as my end point.
The mid-term- length of cloth
We had to create something with the fabric. Naturally I started smocking but it ended up somewhere unexpected.
To be in the fashion show I required two garments. For my second look I created a digital print from a batik I had made using my chosen motif.
Backstage at Ruby Skye.