Saturday, April 28, 2018

“Garden Delights I & II”

My New Hand Dyed and Hand Printed Fabric Design
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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

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

La Volute Collection - My New Hand Dyed and Hand Printed Fabric Design
Urban Butterfly -
 My New Hand Printed Fabric Design
Acanthus Dream
 - My New Hand Printed Fabric Design

Cascading Acanthus - 
My New Hand Dyed and Hand Printed Fabric Design


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.

Garden Delights I & II”
Introduction, Concept and Processes

My new, contemporary fabric design range, “Garden Delights I & II” is based on some of my favorite personal species of plants – the Australian Waratah with its spectacular large flower heads, the Australian Banksia with its characteristic flower spikes and fruiting “cones”, and the Asian Ginkgo Biloba tree with its unique fan shaped leaves. Here, images of the above three species have been created and printed to capture a modern, timeless and unique design aesthetic.

The “Garden Delights I & II” range comes in two design formats and colorways – one tightly printed in high contrast colors on a dark background, the second printed in a more open format on a soft toned background.

As with all of my fabric designs, the base fabrics were dyed and/or over dyed using time-honored hand dyeing techniques to add visual depth, pattern and contrast to the fabric backgrounds.

“Garden Delights I” started as one of my digitally printed fabrics (“Leaves Transformed” see https://artquill.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/leaves-transformed-new-collection-of.html) which was over dyed in black-grey shades. The digitally patterned background acts a subtle nuance and gives a greater illusion of depth to the finished print. Using time-honored hand printing processes the over dyed fabric was then tightly screen printed with multiple complex layers of images consisting of banksia’s, waratah’s and ginkgo leaves over the entire fabric length. High contrast colors using opaque and metallic pigments were chosen to create a visually rich and multi layered graphic-like surface.

“Garden Delights II” started as a white piece of fabric which was dyed using numerous soft toned colors with a linear structure to the background design. This gave the piece a formal design structure for the printing of the images. Similar in print mode to “Garden Delights I” the dyed fabric was screen printed with multiple complex layers of images consisting of banksia’s, waratah’s and ginkgo leaves over the entire fabric length. The individual elements in the piece were printed in a more open format to allow the dyed patterned background to interact with the surface colors and images. Colors which featured in the dyed background were chosen for printing the images using opaque and metallic pigments to create a richly hued and multi layered surface.

The fabric and patterning in the “Garden Delights I & II” range can be designed using variations of the above colorways and patterning techniques to create a truly unique and individual statement. “Garden Delights I & II” fabric lengths and fat quarters can be used for wearable art, accessories, quilts, furnishing, as framed artworks and interior design projects. Please email me at - Marie-Therese - to discuss further options.

“Garden Delights I”

“Garden Delights I” (full view of fat quarter).
Technique and Materials: Over dyed digitally printed fabric, screen printed employing opaque and metallic pigments on linen.
Size: 50 cm wide x 55 cm high.

“Garden Delights I” (detail view of fat quarter).

“Garden Delights I” (detail view of fat quarter).

“Garden Delights II”

“Garden Delights II” (full view of fat quarter).
Technique and Materials: Multi colored dyed fabric, screen printed employing opaque and metallic pigments on cotton.
Size: 50 cm wide x 55 cm high.

“Garden Delights II” (detail view of fat quarter).

“Garden Delights II” (detail view of fat quarter).

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