Working with silk and cotton Jill is able to select areas from her paintings, photoshop the images and digitally print these reworked images onto scarves and meters of cloth.
It is her intention for people to wear colour as much as to observe colour. The processes of photoshopping and printing are a significant extension of her own skills and in working collaboratively. This collaborative element is another essential focus for Jill. Print making with various master printers has added to her image making abilities. Each craft, material and task requires using one’s mind and hands in curious and inventive ways. Collaborating with professional artists is an essential working process. All these explorations again feed into her studio practise as a fine artist and abstract painter.
Changing medium from spinning to ceramics, working with wood and textiles, print making and digital photography expands Jills ability to work with her hands and expands her reading and communication skills.
Scarves and Wraps
For this collection of Limited edition scarves and wraps I have cropped images from my paintings and digitally printed them onto tissue silk and muslin cotton.
The colour and design has been photoshopped to accommodate the product.
The colour on the scarves is enhanced by what the user is wearing; the scarf transforms each time you wear it.
The design and colour reads on both sides.
The scarves need to be washed in warm water and floated in the breeze to dry. This takes a few minutes of pleasure.
You can iron them or not; use a warm iron for a smooth shiny look or wear a naturally dried scarf for a gentler look.
You can fold them into a small bag or pocket or hang them out to enjoy.
They will keep you warm and they will rest gentle on your neck; no weight. Tissue silk breaths easily.
The wraps have multiple uses. I like to use it as a skirt or swimming “towel”.
I like to have one over my shoulders or as a scarf. The wrap can be wound round your head as a head scarf.
Alternatively use the wrap as a cloth to sleep under, as a table cloth or picnic blanket or as a wall hanging.
The designs have been photoshopped from images taken from my paintings and are digitally printed.
The wrap can be washed in the washing machine or by hand; iron on either side.
Be gentle and enjoy.
New designs will be printed for summer 2020/2021
4th Edition, 4 Scarves in 4 Designs
1st Edition, 3 Wraps in 3 Designs
Small Easel for iPad or Painting
These small table easels are made by Peter Bailie.
Cost including postnet, postage is R450.00.
It weights just over 1kg.
They have been valued by many elderly people who use them to hold iPads and for artists working on small paintings and drawings. It is so much easier to read and work on a vertical format.