Silk Organza Yardage

Student: Lauren Hood
Course: Print and Dye II, DS 427
Program: TAD

These two yardages, which are paired together, were my opportunity to design my ideal fabric. The process involved finding inspiration, creating a screen, choosing fabric, dying the fabric and printing with two different methods.  The initial design work was to create a repeating pattern and transfer it onto a screen.  I then had to choose color combinations and techniques that I thought would compliment the fabric.  The dark purple fabric was created using a method called Rongalit (which alters the makeup of the silk fibers) and was then dyed in natural dyes.  The pink fabric was initially dyed with natural dyes and screen-printed with dye to avoid altering the hand of the fabric.  Each step of this process was a purposeful design decision.