Cushion making process!

By: andrew berwick illustration

Jul 12 2013

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Category: printmaking

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Aperture:f/4.5
Focal Length:29mm
ISO:100
Shutter:1/50 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 600D

New Floral Cushions-
I have decided to blog about the process of designing and making my own hand printed cushions.
1. Designing a repeat pattern and cutting it out of lino (this part of the process takes longer than it sounds)
linocutting

2. Printing the lino using oil based inks onto paper before scanning it into photoshop for a bit of a clean up and to create the repeat pattern.
andrew berwick

3. coating and exposing a screen for screenprinting the illustration. (I don’t have many photographs of this stage but I do have the final screens)
floral screen

4. once exposed onto the screen Its a case of mixing and testing colours to print onto the fabric.
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5. Printing the cushions (trying to avoid any mis-prints or accidental mishaps- something which is always inevitable)
6. Iron/ heatpress the prints to make them wash proof.
7. getting all the materials, threads, zips etc ready for sewing (something I have help for in the form of my girlfriend and seamstress Natalie Spencer who is also an illustrator and designer)
fabric

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8. the final cushions-
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9. Then its just a case of taking some nice photographs for my website, blog, and online shops.
andrew berwick

If you’d like to purchase any of my cushions they are available on my online shop …. http://tworedtrees.co.uk/our-sellers/andrew-berwick-illustration

Thanks for reading!

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