Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Screen prints on hemp and linen cushions

Here was a most unusual commission. Three years ago a friend asked me to create a set of cushions for their lounge room neutral and earthy in colour and using natural, hardwearing fabrics. Easy. The designs on the cushions? African animals... mixed in with my Polish folksy motifs... errrr ok...

I admit I took a moment to let that sink in. This was going to be a challenge. But since my friend Valerie was confident about the result I decided to be confident too! So using the traditional folksy elements of floral and decorative motifs as well as symmetry, I married lions, zebras, a cheetah, gazelles and a boab tree together with the decorative elements that I know and love so much. All the designs were cut out of paper and silk screen printed onto hemp and linen. After three years of loving use the cushions look fabulous, they are soft and look like part of the family. So thank you Valerie, Carrington and Billy (and Scruffy I'm sure has had an afternoon nap or two on them) for this fun project!


Please contact me at kasiajtextiles@gmail .com for details and quotes on commissioned work.

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