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Thursday, 21 October 2010

Melbourne Wallpaper Class

Now I can reveal the other exciting half of my Melbourne weekend; I participated in a wallpaper printing class hosted by Harvest Textiles and taught by Clare Vuletich, an Australian textile designer based in London.

For me personally, the best thing about the class was to have a day devoted to designing, at long last! I didn't have time to prepare any designs before the class, something I ask my own students to do, so was quite pleased with the results.

This is my cut stencil ready to be printed.

These abstract roses were designed in 2 minutes flat and need to be developed further but it's a start, right?

I have been thinking about roses a lot lately and this is another design that I would like to play around with. I am taking a week off in November just to relax and work on new fabric designs so am already inspired.

I hand-painted the background before printing my second strip of wallpaper to add some texture. I just used the screen-printing ink, the same that we use for printing on our fabrics - Permaset.

This is my stencil drying, after printing. I like the negative design too. Which do you prefer?

There were 8 people in the class and here are some of the wallpapers on display with Clare in the foreground. To see more images from the class, visit the Harvest Textiles blog here.

Good news! Harvest Textiles are teaching future wallpaper as well as their usual fabric printing classes so you can check those out here.

All images are taken by me (Thea) with the exception of last image which is courtesy of Harvest Textiles.

16 comments:

madder root said...

Soooo jealous of the workshop you did! I've been loving the new permaprint premium colors and one of the things they recommend using it for is wallpaper. You've made me want to try it.

Creative Arty Facts said...

Thea - I'm just loving the blue rose prints. Blue and "abstract" go so well together!

feedthedog said...

Thea, lovely to meet you in Melbourne, though I was having a very out-of-body experience with that stupid flu I had.

And SO SORRY i passed my germs on to you! Hope you didn't curse me too much.

Emma - Harvest Textiles said...

Thanks for coming along Thea. It was lovely that you made such an effort to come all the way from Brisbane. I'm glad you could make a weekend of it and discover the gorgeous Shelley Panton. I'll have to go and see if your tea towels are hanging in the window.
Get better soon!

Raine and Sage said...

You've done a brilliant job Thea. Is wallpaper something we'll be seeing more of from you? Sonia x
PS - Hope you're feeling better.

julie said...

Looks like a fun day! I love the abstract roses in red.

Davia said...

Sounds like you had a very inspiring time in Melb. And it is great to hear that you are going to take time out in Nov and do some creative/fun stuff. I love the roses. I would love to see them in red. I also like the contrasting stripes in the back ground.

Karen Brock said...

This class looks like fun. Lucky you!

Margaret @ Konstant Kaos said...

I love the roses, I hope that you turn them into a product!

theoldboathouse said...

Wow...don't those papers look fantastic all hanging together..LOVE them! Will we have thea and sami wallpapers??

PalumaPrint said...

Love your blog and your work (and your energy) - very inspiring

Jatana Interiors said...

Thea
What a great way to spend a weekend.
I love your designs.Simple and strong.

Anabel Fournier said...

Wow Thea what a great class you had the chance to go to!

Thea said...

We probably won't be printing wallpaper anytime soon but once we can increase our production capacity, who knows?

gaby@stilelemente said...

ditto to what everyone says and the blue rose and abstract rose do work really well together :) What a fun thing to do, enjoy the creative time in November.

Pesky Cat Designs said...

You are so incredibly talented! Love the designs you created in class. Glad you had such a wonderful day!

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