Printing on textile

I started printing on textiles after doing a class in the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, as part of a course in Visual Art Practice. Since then, I have been experimenting and working on a few projects. Translating your own design ideas into a textile print is such an interesting experience. There are various techniques from silk screen printing, photographic screen printing, heat transfer to block printing. They all involve a mix of traditional and contemporary approaches.

I enjoy printing on linen, cotton, recycled cotton fabric, a raw type of fabric if possible. The design takes another dimension on these types of fabric. This is when my trips to home (France) are so rewarding. I love going to a local fabric warehouse where you can find all types of good quality fabric. And also getting some beautiful vintage fabric from my mother is even better! I do enjoy printing on paper too which gives a smoother result for botanicals.

My inspiration? My surroundings, people, objects and my fascination with shapes and pattern.