I am currently in my second and final year of the Diploma of Interior Deocration and Design. I have created this blog as part of an assignment, however I have decided that I will keep it going so I can let friends and family know what I am doing with my career and designs. Feel free to read through and leave any comments, everything helps!
Sunday, 29 July 2012
In today’s class we discussed how companies have a design
process.These are generally different
from company to company, depending on their style, ethos and area of
design.By going through my notes, from
talking to Tegan Rose, and visiting the website, I have learnt ‘Ink & Spindle’s design process.
Hand printing the fabric
*Discuss possible designs over the print table
*Refine and finalise the designs
*Scan onto computer and make repeats
*Print colour sample onto fabric
(While the designs are all hand drawn they also use computer
programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator to create their pattern repeats,
which are 50cm to 70cm squares)
To create the final products the screens are exposed and the
designs are hand printed by Lara and Tegan. Their designs are simple and only
require two colour separations. They use overprinting, screen flips and
displacement to create beautiful results from only a single screen. The fabric
is then heat set to seal in the ink, packaged and sold. The fabrics are made
into unique pieces by local furniture manufactures.