The latest on the yardage. Well, after a few runs to LOWES and a pick up on some more muslin…as well as burning a completely new screen…(we all decided to not invert this pattern and run with it in a traditional “brick” repeat)…and I am so thrilled to report that I did not suck and I was able to seamlessly do the “handoff” and we kicked some serious butt and did 12+ yards in no time at all–with 12 or so more to go I am so excited and seriously thinking after all the prep, the actual printing is a breeze. (serious prep work..serious I say….) But Maslen being the math guru…I let him figure out all that stuff and I focused on the new prints I am putting up in our bedroom. They turned out awesome….
But I have to say what has made things easier–minus a screen that actually repeated easily (ha ha) Maslen made us a bunch of dowel rods that are strategically placed so we can hoist up the fabric once completed so we can do multiple rounds of printing and not having any down drying time in the second pass…so that has saved us a ton of time and made things a lot more seamless.
We are still in the midst of the last 6-12 yards but I thought I would post since I had some great new shots of the pattern inverted and the the way the fabric hangs while drying.
The prints I have been dreaming up has been a fun process. I took a ton of pics from my garden of all my Peonies. I am so in love with these flowers and managed to grow mine to new heights this Summer and the blooms were fantastic. I shot a ton of them, and have created some repeats patterns as well as these one ups of some of the elements I loved. I wanted some simple yellow prints in my bedroom. I am starting to love yellow and orange together–go figure–(two bright cheery colors) off set by some white and gray—I found some super old frames at goodwill that I have had stashed for ever and I know I should of just left them, but I have so much las vegas gold stuff I wanted the prints to go over my bed and not have more gold..so I spray painted them with a super glossy finish in a yellow—too insane, so repainted them in a natural off white to blend with my vintage french provincial set. The only thing I left was a sweet little gold metallic lip around the inside. I felt that might be just a hair of something to not look too manufactured. (if you check out some pics way back on here I have some shots of my bedroom).
So that is it so far..stitchers on call right now do turn the yardage into sheer curtains on Monday and ready to put up by Wednesday or Thursday. I should have a few final round pillows made up as well that I am seriously so in love with–(finally getting to the point where I love the construction). Thanks Molly!
More drama yet to unfold I am sure..but other then cleaning my house like usual and digging through my studio and making sure it is not too insane to shoot, I am ready for Country Living and Olga Naiman the amazing stylist and Tara Donne the insanely amazing photographer to come through and do it up—what is nice is that I can step back and watch two amazing designers do their thing…looking forward.
PS. Stay tooned for new much need and anticipated hand tags that we will screen on muslin or bark cloth…and of course PICNIC PORTLAND is coming up–so I hope to a lot of you stop by and say hello!