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I want some of my pieces to look like watercolors. One of my favorite things to do is draw and watercolor. I also like to cut out pieces of different colored paper and make collages (like the flowers pictured in the collage; top right). Recently I have been planning my first print to go into production, a task that is as daunting as it is glorious. I love a very hand-drawn look so I am trying to find a balance between color separation & blended tones…I often muse over how people relate to artwork when it is printed onto fabric. As much as I am obsessed with prints, Erdem! Lacriox! please take a bow, it is tricky to gauge what people will be drawn to from season to season, like florals, Aztec zig-zags and geometric designs which have recently taken over the runways. I have used many prints in the past; Liberty of London and rare surplus vintage gems, but this is my first time printing yardage. When I ask boys about wearing a print they seem a bit unsure- for the Dahl & Dane collection we are going to keep the boy’s prints pretty subtle, like a vague glimpse of texture. But ladies! Tell me, what do you think about prints and how far do you go?

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    Jul 28, 2009, 06.38 AMby Betty Cox

    If it looks like a curtain or wallpaper I’m in! Vintage Laura Ashley prints with big flowers and blocks of colours like in the flowers on the right of your image. Lots of contrasting colours. Yum.

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    Jul 23, 2009, 11.27 AMby wzrdreams

    I love prints! And color! However, I am very discerning. Unfortunately, I can’t say exatly what makes or breaks a print for me. I’m sure you will make something very lovely though. Good luck!

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    Jul 22, 2009, 06.33 AMby susanne2011

    Yes, go for prints, defenitely!

    I personally really like big geometric prints and am currently developing a taste for fluorescent pink, orange and coral. In contrast, I also really like these fine-line drawings (drawn as they are) depicting things such as birds, trees, fish or skylines (I do not like pictures of girls / famous persons though). My boyfriend also really loves that style, so I am sure you don’t need to shy away from prints for mens wear.

    Anyhoo, I think my taste is probably affected by stuff that is in the stores now, while you are looking for something new I guess….difficult!

    I’m looking forward to seeing what you will come up with! Good luck!

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