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Screen Printing: Savannah Ironwork Collection

Studio UpdatesAbby Leigh Ecker4 Comments

This week's blog post is a quick studio update that will be short & sweet, focusing on visuals. I want to share my progress with my first textile collection, the Savannah ironwork series. I have four patterns ready in repeats and am working on a few more. I've been screen-printing in the studio to test these patterns out and make sure they are set for yardage. It's always extremely exciting and rewarding to be able to see the design on fabric instantly. Below are a few images of my progress, enjoy and happy Monday!

A limited collection of tea towels, pillows, aprons, coin purses & cosmetic bags will be available with these hand printed fabrics soon!

Do you have a favorite design? Please comment and let us know!

First Collection

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Savannah is such an inspirational city! I'm lucky to be able to call this place home. One of my favorite things to do is to walk around and enjoy the city for what it is. It is a special treat when I have the time to wander around the squares and soak up inspiration. The city is full of history, beautiful architecture, plenty of places to see nature in it's wonder and people who care about this unique place. 

Forsyth Park, Savannah, GA

Forsyth Park, Savannah, GA

I've always admired the historic ironwork in Savannah and see so many possibilities of how these designs can translate to pattern on fabric. My very first collection that I'm working on is a tribute to Savannah and it's rich history and beauty. I've been photographing ironwork that I walk by every day and drawing motifs inspired by the ironwork to put into repeat pattern designs. 

Drawing on tracing paper is a quick way to easily see a repeat

Drawing on tracing paper is a quick way to easily see a repeat

Using watercolor to repeat motifs keeps the element of hand drawing alive

Using watercolor to repeat motifs keeps the element of hand drawing alive

This collection is making me really excited about seeing my designs on fabric and I can't wait to share them with you. Lately I've been really into photographing using Instagram and printing photos at PostalPix. It's a great way to observe and document on a daily basis when you do not have your camera with you. Please check out my latest Instagram photos to see what I have been up to. 

I welcome your comments and feedback!