Small Research Project via Crafts Research Centre 2014
Project: Sustainable Silk Screen Image Making for Studio Based Printed Textile Design.
This project aims to evaluate the use of sustainable silk screen image making for studio based printed textile design through the practical testing of sustainable silk screen making products as opposed to traditional photostencil processes.
The rationale for this project is the need for research into sustainable image making for screen printing in response to growing concerns regarding toxicity, environmental pollution and sustainable business practices for studio based printed textile designers.
This project aims to research sustainable silk screen image making by:
I) Investigating sustainable print materials and processes.
II) Establishing benefits or drawbacks of sustainable processes in comparison to traditional screen print image making.
III) Producing a printed textile sample collection to demonstrate creative and practical outcomes.
IV) The documentation of the project as research for peer review and publication.