Reviewing a new set of screen prints. Each time I do this I think of different angles to try - one of the advantages of working on several at a time rather than just one piece. I'm about to do some more so am thinking about colour, format, marks, layers.
As a way of organising myself I wrote out a list of all the steps I needed to take in order to print these. It was salutary to notice just how much of the process relies on the relatively mundane preparatory tasks - cutting up cloth, mixing dye, sampling, rinsing. Making the screens and actually printing the cloth is only part of the whole. It is useful to remember that when I am managing my time as it is frustrating when I have set aside time for printing to find that I need to do some preparatory tasks first, that could have been done in those small chunks of time between other things.
I pinned up some of the prints on top of some plainer painted cloth to get a feel for possible combinations. This is all work in progress - much more to do before these become finished pieces of work.