Saturday, June 9, 2018

“La Volute”
Collection
My New Hand Dyed and Hand Printed Fabric Design

ArtCloth



Marie-Therese Wisniowski

Preamble
On this blog spot there are posts that center on my “Wearable Art” (e.g. scarves, digital or analogue created fabric lengths etc.) For your convenience I have listed these posts below.

A Selection of My Scarves
Leaves Transformed: A New Collection of My Digitally Designed Fabrics
My New Silk Rayon Velvet Scarves@Purple Noon Art And Sculpture Gallery
My Fabric Lengths@QSDS
My Fabric Collection:"Oh, Oh Marilyn and Mona!"@Spoonflower
2013 Australian Craft Awards – Finalist
My Scarves@2014 Scarf Festival: "Urban Artscape" Pashminas
My New Scarves and Fabric Lengths
New Range of Silk Neckties - Karma and Akash
AIVA: My New Hand Dyed and Hand Printed Fabric Design
New Colorways For My 'Cultural Graffiti' Fabrics
Byzantine Glow: A New Collection of My Digitally Designed Fabrics
Wall Flower: A New Collection of My Digitally Designed Fabrics
Ink Fern - A New Collection of My Digitally Designed Fabrics
Celebratory Fireworks
My New Silk ArtCloth Scarves
New ‘Unique State’ Silk ArtCloth Scarves
UBIRR
 - My New Hand Dyed & Printed Fabric Design
Renaissance Man - My New Hand Dyed & Printed Fabric Design
Banksia - My New Hand Dyed and Hand Printed Fabric Design

Ginkgo Love - My New Hand Dyed and Hand Printed Fabric Design

Garden Delights I & II
 - My New Hand Dyed and Hand Printed Fabric Design
Wallflower III - 
My New Hand Dyed and Hand Printed Fabric Design

Rainforest Beauty - Collection My New Hand Dyed and Hand Printed Fabric Design

Spring & Autumn Flurry Collection
 - My New Hand Dyed and Hand Printed Fabric Design

Urban Butterfly -
 My New Hand Printed Fabric Design


The “La Volute” Collection of fabric designs will be available at the 2018 Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair at the International Convention Centre, Sydney, from the 20th – 24th June.

If you like any of the images below, please email me at - Marie-Therese - to discuss further options.

“La Volute” Collection - Introduction
The translation of the French word, ‘Volute’ means scroll, swirl, whorl, coil or wreath. The scroll in art is an element of ornament and graphic design featuring spirals and rolling incomplete circle motifs, some of which resemble the edge-on view of a book or document in scroll form, though many types are plant-scrolls, which loosely represent plant forms such as vines, with leaves or flowers attached. Scrollwork is a term for some forms of decoration dominated by spiraling scrolls, today used in popular language for two-dimensional decorative flourishes and arabesques of all kinds, especially those with circular or spiraling shapes.

Scroll decoration has been used for the decoration of a vast range of objects, in all Eurasian cultures, and most beyond. A lengthy evolution over the last two millennia has taken forms of plant-based scroll decoration from Greco-Roman architecture to Chinese pottery, and then back across Eurasia to Europe. They are very widespread in architectural decoration, woodcarving, painted ceramics, mosaic and illuminated manuscripts (mostly for borders). Many designs on textiles and pottery are intended to have no main orientation for the viewer.

In art history, a ‘floriated’ or ‘flower scroll’ has flowers, often in the centre of the volutes, and a ‘foliated’ or ‘leaf scroll’ shows leaves in varying degrees of profusion along the stems. As in arabesques, the ‘leaf’ forms often spring directly from the stem without a leaf stalk in ways that few if any real plants do [1].


“La Volute” Collection - Concept and Processes
My new, contemporary fabric design collection, “La Volute” is based on French vintage scroll designs inspired by the fabulous treasures of Versailles and the romantic, ornate French style of that era but with a modern twist - designed and printed in a deconstructed, distressed mode to create a modern, timeless and unique design aesthetic whilst retaining the decorative and ornamental integrity of an olde world design.

The “La Volute” Collection comes in two design formats and two color ways in each format - La Volute Grungesque and La Volute Streetesque.

As with all of my fabric designs, white fabrics, in this case cotton, were dyed and/or over dyed using time-honored hand dyeing techniques to add visual depth, pattern and contrast to the fabric background/s. Using time-honored hand printing processes the fabrics were then screen printed with base images over the entire fabric lengths - see specific techniques information below. Using analogous and/or complementary colors (in each specific color way), additional layers of complex images were overprinted in transparent and metallic pigments until a richly hued and multi layered surface was created.

“La Volute Grungesque”
“La Volute Grungesque” comes in two color ways - one in a solid purple dyed background hue, the other in a solid sage green background hue. Employing one of my post-graffiti images, the base dyed layers were screen printed in various modes over the entire fabric length/s creating randomly printed and deconstructed background imagery in black pigment to create varying light and dark shades to the design. To create visual depth multiple, complex layers of ornamental scroll designs were randomly printed and over printed in metallic pigment creating a worn, deconstructed and distressed appearance to the fabric surface. Olde world vintage style berry images were screen printed in a semi formal half drop pattern over the entire fabric creating a visually uniting structure to the printed design layers. Transparent and metallic pigments were employed to create a visually contrasting, richly hued and multi layered surface.

“La Volute Streetesque”
“La Volute Streetesque” comes in two color ways - one in multi dyed blue background hues, the other in multi dyed green background hues. In this instance, the multi dyed background hues created varying light and dark shades to the design. To create visual depth multiple, complex layers of ornamental scroll designs were randomly printed and over printed in analogous colors creating a worn, deconstructed and distressed appearance to the fabric surface. Olde world vintage style berry images were screen printed in a semi formal half drop pattern over the entire fabric creating a visually uniting structure to the printed design layers. Transparent and metallic pigments were employed to create a visually contrasting, richly hued and multi layered surface.

The fabric and patterning in the “La Volute” Collection can be designed using variations of the above color ways and patterning techniques to create a truly unique and individual statement. “La Volute” Collection fabric lengths and fat quarters can be used for wearable art, accessories, quilts, furnishing, as framed artworks and interior design projects. Please contact me to discuss further options.

The “La Volute” Collection of fabric designs will be available at the 2018 Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair at the International Convention Centre, Sydney, from the 20th – 24th June. Art Quill Studio can be found at stand number G29 where my unique and contemporary hand dyed, hand painted and hand printed ArtCloth fabric lengths, fat quarters, fabric samplers and scarves will be available as well as my one-off/limited edition digitally designed ArtCloth fabric lengths.


“La Volute Grungesque”

“La Volute Grungesque” in solid dyed purple and solid dyed sage background hues (close view).
Technique And Material: Solid dyed and screen printed employing transparent and metallic pigments on cotton.
Size: 120 cm wide x 170 cm high (each).

“La Volute Grungesque” in solid dyed purple background hues (close up view).

“La Volute Grungesque” in solid dyed purple background hues (detail view).

“La Volute Grungesque” in solid dyed sage background hues (close up view).

“La Volute Grungesque” in solid dyed sage background hues (detail view).


“La Volute Streetesque”

“La Volute Streetesque” in multi dyed blue and multi dyed green background hues (close view).
Technique and Material: Multi dyed and screen printed employing transparent and metallic pigments on cotton.
Size: 115 cm wide x 175 cm high / 115 cm wide x 135 cm high.

“La Volute Streetesque” in multi dyed blue background hues (close up view).

“La Volute Streetesque” in multi dyed blue background hues (detail view).

“La Volute Streetesque” in multi dyed green background hues (close up view).

“La Volute Streetesque” in multi dyed green background hues (detail view).


Reference:
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scroll_(art)

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