Studio Visit: Screenprinter PataPri

I visited my friend and textile/printing artist “PataPri”. Her studio is by the sea in Akiya, Yokosuka, Japan, and you could get all the great ocean view from the room she works at.

I regretted that I didn’t take more pictures but her mid-century modern inspired interior decoration and the collection of fabulous handmade items from all over the world entertain me every time I visit her.

And since it was during the annual Hayama Art Festival, which PataPri takes part in, I and my another friend, enjoyed the open studio and printing workshop.

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Pattern Design File: MARI

MARI in Indigo x Ocean Blue
MARI in Indigo x Ocean Blue
Indigo x Ocean Blue

 

MARI in Orange x Custard
Orange x Custard

 

This MARI design was inspired by a shell but it also looks like a traditional Japanese ball TE-MARI so I named the pattern after it.

Type: Surface pattern design
Design: MARI
Technique: Paper cutting to design then hand screen printed at a mill in Kyoto, Japan
Materials: Linen-cotton blend

Sample Weave: Plain Weave Checks

Woven sample

Here’s my sample weaving project with rigid heddle loom. I tried to do things systematically and first thing I did was selecting yarns and made several yarn wrappings to find colourways I like. Then I warped the loom with one stripe design and started weaving with seven deferent weft stripe designs.

 

Yarns
From top left: 50% cotton 50% polyester Luminous Pink, 100% lambs wool Persimmon Orange, Tender Shoot Green, Ocean Wave Blue, Hyacinth Violet, From top right: 100% lambs wool Vanilla Ice White, Moon Struck Grey, Gardem Glade Green, Ecru Olive Green, Desert Palm Brown

 

weaving process on rigid heddle loom

woven fabric close-up

woven fabric on rigid heddle loom

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Toy Loom

Toy Loom Orihime
This is a toy loom I got last year, original version of this loom is made in the UK and it was called “Masterweaver”. It has a very clever system and you can weave a lot of patterns on it easily as the roller in the middle works as shafts.

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