On Sunday afternoon we walked around the city. We chose a new neighbourhood to discover, Sarrià. There were surprises along the way, including nice patterns and terrible monsters. We ended up at the museum of decorative arts Palau Reial de Pedralbes.
As I mentioned before, Elaine and I are doing a skill swap: gilding for stained glass work. In the past weeks we were working on the gilding of her royal bed, which is a nearly finished project (can't wait to see the final results!) and I had my 2 day stained glass workshop. Elaine was a fantastic teacher and she put a lot of effort and patience on teaching me all the necessary to complete my first project, this lightcatcher:Check all the process at the teacher's blog.The pattern for this project is my design too. It comes from the... [Lire la suite]
More patterns developed from origami shapes. See what happened to the little boat here.
As I mentioned in this post, in the latest screenprinting workshop at Liz Nilsson's I had very ambitious project in mind, and this was the printing of a square tablecloth (160x160 cm) with a border of my own design (see planned layout in the last picture here). But with less than one quarter of the project completed I had to give up because my stencil was worn out. Too many repetitions! Now my tablecloth patiently waits the moment I have a photographic exposed screen so it can be completed.
Let me introduce a series of posts where I'll present some of the patterns I've been creating lately. They are all based on origami shapes and are intended as ideas for future screenprints. The boat is one of my favourites and I really enjoyed playing around with it. Here it is the original shape: Then the boat starts swinging around... and creates patterns like these: ... [Lire la suite]
This morning, happiness in the shape of fabric. I received my latest order from Contemporary Cloth. Good price, super fast shipping. I'm looking forward to making things with it!
One of the most interesting activities I've been doing this year was the screenprinting course at Liz Nilsson's studio here in Dublin. The course consisted of six lessons and during this time the basics of screenprinting on textiles were explained, as well as some notions of pattern design. We did some very creative guided exercises, but most of the time we were free of experimenting our own ideas. There were 6 of us and it was a very rich experience in terms of exchange of ideas with other creative people. Check Elaine's post at... [Lire la suite]