Geo design 5 blue & orange.pdf

2019-05-07T11:35:57Z (GMT) by Florence Hawkins
<div><p>This project is part of Ceres Artists in Residence at The Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture (MoDA). The aim of the residency was to use objects from MoDA's collection as a starting point for exploration of natural prints and dyes with the aim of raising the awareness of sustainability in design research.</p></div><div><br></div>Design inspired by 'Geometric design in beige, brown, orange and red, 1933' from MoDa's archive collection.<div><div><br></div><div>My Geo design is a response to the 1933 textile design. The geometric shapes depict the rhythm of an imaginary and stylised cityscape. </div><div><br></div><div>The silk was pre-mordanted with alum and dyed with carrots tops giving a pale yellow background colour. </div><div><br></div><div>The repeat pattern was screen-printed in two colours. The two colours, blue and orange were produced with plants extracts including indigo, madder, buckhorn and citric acid.</div><div><br></div><div>The photos show the final printed repeat pattern design and its different printing stages. </div><div>After all the layers were printed, the fabric design was steamed and washed. </div><div><br></div><div>In this example we notice the final colours obtained are lighter and more contrasted than in their printed stage. They stand out more on the pale yellow background.</div></div>