I created this fabric design using photographs of several different pieces of my own art work. I included autumn and summer elements together – why not – with a little fantasy art.
I cut out elements using Serif Craft Artist and collaged them together to make a repeat pattern for digital printing onto fabric. I was lucky enough to win a competition and get 3m of this printed for free – Yay! Unfortunately the Company has gone now but they made a great job of printing this for me onto lovely cotton twill. I haven’t dared to cut into it yet but now I am planning a special outfit to make from it soon.
This is the part design ready to create a repeat tile. This was all done in Serif cutting out elements from various of my paintings and textile pieces (see below). This was then cut into quarters and rearranged with outer edges to the inside. Extra elements were used to fill the gaps.
Here is my design tile to create an all over repeat design.
Here is the tiled repeat. I was happy that there were no obvious ‘patchwork’ edges.
This is the printed fabric – wonderful!
The following pieces show the artwork that I ‘cut’ out the design elements from.
I cut the autumn leaves from the watercolour painting.
Some of the trees and foliage were cut from this watercolour painting.
The owl was cut from my fantasy textile art piece. Some of the design elements in this piece were inspired by the Serif Craft Artist Digikits from the Fantasy and Medieval collections.
Needle felted and embroidered flower.