Wednesday, September 26, 2007

out with the old, in with the new

Wow, such lovely responses already to my last post! I'm so glad people liked it! I feel this sort of design is more in the direction that I'd like to be heading.

But on that note, if I'm going to be printing even more new designs, I have to start relinquishing some of my old screens. I've got quite a collection gathering at the printers, and they've asked for some back. Bonsai Forest & Wild Geese, Poppies & Raindrops are the two screens I'm thinking of giving up.

So... the question is, should I do one last run of those old designs before discarding the screens? I thought the linen might help revitalize some of them, such as below:

one last go?

Honestly now. I can accept when it's time to move on ;)

23 comments:

Hyena In Petticoats said...

Absolutely do another run before you give back the screens.....!
The linen changes the whole dynamic of the print; plus, it will give everyone a chance to get some of your older designs before they dissapear into the ether.....
People like me, for example!
xxx

satsumalynn said...

I'd say go for one last run. The linen adds such a nice dimension and texture to your patterns. And, selfishly, then I could pick some up for my fabric hoard! :)

Janick - Nea Jewelry said...

I agree! ONe last run on linen!!

Linen & Poppies = HOT! :P

Victoria E said...

One last run - no doubt about; maybe I'll be able to get my hands on some this time :)

Andi said...

Oh yes, one more run! I love, LOVE the raindrops! I will have to get some this time around.

Sarah said...

One last run for sure. I just love those raindrops!

Jade said...

Raindrops on linen in that aqua colour are very tempting... i think the linen revamps it enough to be worth a goodbye run.

xx

Anna said...

A final run is a good idea- I think the prints look even better on the linen than on the cotton- it makes them much more textural.. Also a final run really gives your prints a 'limited edition'/artisan feel to them (marketing anna. eek!)

of paper & thread said...

definately do one last print run - i would particularly love to see the Bonsai Forest & Wild Geese designs on linen...

Sam said...

I definately would love to see the poppies and raindrops on linen in this colourway - looks fantastic!

Vanessa said...

Hello Lara - lurker, first time poster - Vanessa from Retro Age Vintage Fabrics here. I love your blog and visit it daily to see what you're up to with your wonderful designs - you are such a talented gal! Don't forget to pat yourself on the back every now and then :)

From a person who collects and also sells vintage fabric, I would say keep (buy outright) the screen your fabric design is on. You never know where your fabric designs will take you - around the globe, fame and fortune, etc etc!!...and these screens should stand as testimony to your great creativity and 'where you started'...

How many designers - furniture, textile, lighting etc - are so successful, yet regret not keeping their 'starters'?? Years down the track you may want to reprint your lovely designs again - and how wonderful would it be to do it again on the same screen???

I am a Florence Broadhurst fan - love her design style and creativity! But it took Signature Prints years to place her screens together in the right order to replicate her prints...and without their determination and the fact she kept her screens, we would never have been privy to her wonderful designs in the 21st century...how sad would that have been??

Just my two cents worth - but, yes, do another print run at least!!

Cheers and have a great day
Vanessa

ShiriMe! said...

yes! definitely do one last run. and i dont know how expensive it costs to do these printings, but wouldn't hurt to do a bit extra. to keep some for yourself and to allow more of us to get some! i always miss the good stuff. :)

Jessicah said...

I'm in the one more run camp too! I'm yet to buy any of your prints, and bonsai forest and wild geese are my favourites- as is linen, they can only strengthen each other!

leslie said...

one more run. i ditto all of the above comments. one more run. please.

Sidsel Gaustadnes said...

more runs on linen - and keep the screens! - such good advice above.

Katherine said...

Go for a last run of those screens! They're so pretty and look great on linen.

I am Jen said...

Why not...it looks so lovely on linen!

Jelly Wares said...

Definately!!!! You must do another run. The print on the linen looks amazing.

Dawn said...

love, love, love the raindrops on the linen. Can't wait till its available on the etsy shop. Your work is so inspiring!

madi (bean) said...

DO IT!! they are sooooo beautiful. i love 'em!!zz

Stephanie Darling and Amy Cakes said...

what about selling the screens??!!

lupinbunny said...

The poppies look AMAZING in that colour on the linen.

Have you thought perhaps about doing some runs of something sometimes that use the full width of the fabric? I'd like to sew some clothing out of some of you fabric, but you can't really do that with the half-width stuff. Not sure if there's others out there that want full-width too, but I thought I'd speak up.

Penguin & Fish said...

Oh, sad. You should for sure do another run. And linen is so yummy and tactile.