What does a gorilla, a dumb-dumb and an oil crisis give you?

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Pure Inspiration! Let me explain. Gorilla: It’s no secret that I love animals. If you’ve read my life story you’d see that I have had a lifelong passion for them which led me to study animal behavior psychology in university (pre art school). So it’s natural that they are a fairly constant [...] Continue Reading…

Read more → May 17, 2009

Toronto Outdoor Art Show. I’m In!

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The largest outdoor art exhibition in Canada!  My July this year will start off in Toronto for the Outdoor Art Show on the 10th, 11th and 12th. I just found out last week that I was accepted into the show. I meant to apply last year but I forgot to [...] Continue Reading…

Read more → May 16, 2009

“Print In Fashion” by Marnie Fogg

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“Print In Fashion” may actually be worth your money. Even though I disagree with the first 100 words written in the book I think it stands out as a great book to own for anyone who wants to understand how the print industry and the fashion business collide. Most books on prints in fashion [...] Continue Reading…

Read more → May 8, 2009

Inspired By Nature?

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While on vacation, not working, my mind was having a hard time resisting the urge to not work. Everywhere I went I saw fabulous prints and patterns popping up in nature. It was really gorgeous. And I got to thinking about some of my favorite modernist designers and how [...] Continue Reading…

Read more → May 6, 2009

Birding and the perfect pattern.

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I’m vacationing right now so technically I am not supposed to be working/ blogging but I can hardly stop myself when I’m surrounded by all these amazing prints and patterns that keep popping up in the local wildlife. I learned last year while visiting Florida that birds always sit together facing [...] Continue Reading…

Read more → April 22, 2009

Screen Printing Registration Part 3: Fabric Registration

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part 1/part 2/ part 3 Here’s how to set up your fabric on your print table so you can print repeating patterns over and over again! Now that you have exposed your screens and are relatively sure that each image has been properly registered you can set up your table registration. [...] Continue Reading…

Read more → April 14, 2009

Screen Printing Registration part 2

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Are you ready to start making beautiful lengths of fabric? Then you need to get the skinny on fabric registration! part 1/ part 2/ part 3 This tutorial is the second in a three part series and is the first step in fabric registration. before we can begin to learn how to register [...] Continue Reading…

Read more → April 9, 2009

What Is Screen Printing Registration? Part 1

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part 1/ part 2/ part 3 And More Importantly, How Do You Do it Well? Learning how to register your prints is a very important skill and helps you jump from craft hobbiest to serious printer. Knowing how to register your prints allows you complete many multiples of your prints in [...] Continue Reading…

Read more → April 7, 2009

Can you Explain That Again?

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Still wondering what all these screen printers are talking about? Well, here are some more terms, in plain speak, to keep you in step with the screen print pros! Flooding The Screen: This is a single stroke of the squeegee that is done with the screen in a raised position. Holding the screen [...] Continue Reading…

Read more → April 6, 2009