15 Mar 2012

Vintage Prints and Patterns

 from: Trouvais.com

Whenever time permits I scout for new looks, patterns, motifs.
For a while I felt a bit worried about my propensity for collecting old, rustic objects, sometime with no serious economic value.
I have accused myself of planning to build a museum of myself or something...

Here is what people collect these days:
Old jute or linen sacs, making upholstery of cushions out of it.
Seems past holds promises for many of us, irresistible....

The name of the rustic item shown on Ebay.
Vintage French Jute / Hessian burlap grain sack Printed small bag rustic textile

As for my printing practice - I cannot print on jute or even untreated linen or artist canvas. My machine's printheads are set at a close distance from the surface they print on for a precision and high resolution.
Rough stretchy fabric would definitely damage my printer.
I must use textiles specially enginered for my technology. Essentially I would need to capture the background as the part of the graphic (by scanning or photographic) and print the whole graphic on a white even textile.
Which - under the inspiration - I may actually do! 

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