KATIE CHARLESON

Screen Printed Homewares & Bespoke Textile Design

Bespoke Prints // Fashion

Bespoke, Collaborations, Print, FashionKatie CharlesonComment

After a lovely break in Majorca & Berlin to get my creativity flowing, I've been looking at past bespoke prints & exclusive textiles that I have created for lovely clients.

Amata's final print

Amata's final print

This one was especially fun as it was developed as a surprise gift for a dear friend, which involved some sneaky secret meetings with her wonderfully creative & terrifically good-at-surprises partner.

We worked together to collate a selection of images that spoke to us of A; colours, textures and images that suggested her fun, life affirming attitude. 

After a selection of drawings and development, I came up with a three layer design of energetic marks & lines, with a distinctly Post Modern feel.I coloured the base fabric using cold water Procion MX dyes, mixed by hand, then two colour layers in contrasting green & deep dark blue. The final layer was made using discharge paste, bleaching out the peach/ pink procion dye with lively brush marks.

The dyed base fabric plus layer one

The dyed base fabric plus layer one

The dark green layer

The dark green layer

Layer one and two added

Layer one and two added

The finished design

The finished design

I really enjoy using this process, it makes a nice negative space & gives an extra element to the design. The resulting three colour print was transformed by the wonderful pattern cutter & seamstress Maria Pulley into a summery shirt dress, which got a lot of outings at the celebratory holiday a few weeks later.

The print in the process of being transformed into a garment

The print in the process of being transformed into a garment

The lovely, summery shirt dress the bespoke print became

The lovely, summery shirt dress the bespoke print became

You can take a look at the inspiration for the bespoke print on Pinterest here, and see some other Katie Charleson inspiration and ideas too. If you have an idea for a print that you'd like to develop, as a personal project or a special gift for a loved one, you can get in touch with me here.

 I love working with clients to develop something really personal & beautiful, that reflects their personality!

More bespoke commissions and collaborations coming up over the next few weeks, so stay tuned & look out for more exciting news from Katie Charleson soon!