So I’ve been working on my Spring 2011 collection for a few few months now and I am currently doing it with extra gusto. This baby is due to be finished by Mid August and there is a lot that has to happen before then. I already do my own patterns and draping and for this collection then I plan to plan to do my own prints.
I will be designing and printing my own prints right here in Brooklyn. Luckily I am good at Silkscreening. Some of you may not be aware of this but I started my artistic journey in Fine Arts. I majored in Fine Arts for 2 years at Pratt and it was also my focus in HS. The last time that I did silk-screening was to help my friend Alexis Peskine create work for his big solo show at Mocada…. those were good times… but I digress.
I will put these skills to work once again but this time for my collection.
So last week saturday I stopped by the Textile Arts Center right here in Brooklyn to check out the fascilities.
What a wonderful place to have right here in Brooklyn- the home of so many artists. This place was founded just last year and still looks brand new.
I not only got a tour of the fascilities but I got to sit down with an instrutor and briefly explain to her what my project was. I had never printed on chiffon before and we did a test print on chiffon and it turned out beautifully. The ink got into the fabric without going through it and the fabric maintained the same feel that it previously had. I was so happy!
I’ll be getting my own fine weave screen for printing soon and am working on my designs. Alhumdulillah and Halellujah for options!
Here’s a test print that I did. It’s on a scrap piece of chiffon & design is from a screen that they had laying around