How I did my Scarf Art. By Sylvia
The fabric was bought from a market stall bargain bin at Chapel market in Islington and it was hand washed and ironed.
The line drawings at the edge of the design were made using a fabric pen. The printing process was achieved with a proprietary transfer printing medium. I restricted the colour because of the cost and my inexperience.
I chose the image of an Eames chair. The layout comprised six scaled images of an Eames chair arranged in a large circle around the middle of the fabric. I decided to enclose the design with two freehand line drawings open ended (copied from another design) a few centimetres in from the edge of the fabric.
I wanted to teach myself a new printing technique and chose a method which transfers a printed image onto fabric. I began by photocopying a design of my choice. I made several copies of the image which I arranged around the scarf.
With a foam brush I coated the material where I wanted the image to be transferred
with an even layer of medium. I
placed the image face down in the
wet medium and smoothed the surface
with the back of a spoon and let it dry.
Once the medium had completely