Friday, April 12, 2013
Intern at Ink and Spindle - Fiona!
Hello everyone! Meet our latest intern, Fiona - we've only had her with us for one week & clever lady that she is, has produced a fantastic repeat design! Have a look at her awesome project below..
All the way from bonnie Scotland, on my solo travels across Oz, I approached Ink and Spindle to see what they get up to in their eco friendly and sustainable studio: having been out of the textiles game for a few years after studying the subject at Edinburgh College of Art, I decided it was time to see if this was the career path for me. I also wanted to learn more about how a small business works and what it takes to produce green textiles.
During my time here I helped out Lara and Tegan with fabric cutting, screen washing, packaging etc and got to work on my own little printed project...
I started some floral, tropical designs inspired form my recent trip to Byron Bay. It was good to get back into designing again without the pressure of uni.
The challenge of this project was that it was going to be a stencil and in repeat, my biggest textiles fear. It looks simple but I was never able to get my head around this at uni, but perhaps a little more tuition on this would have helped!
But with some help from the girls I had a repeat success!
When printing my design I learnt a lot of really useful tips which every screen printer should know, and using water based inks and organic materials was great: how it should be done.
It was good to see an ethical business succeed - giving hope for the rest of us!
I had a great time; if you're interested in textiles/screen printing I'd recommend being an intern, they're both lovely and you would learn a lot!