CORE: Digital Craftmanship

By Jo Phillips

Melanie Bowles is a practising designer, researcher and co-founder of ‘The Peoples Print’, a pioneering social textile group. She has created a leading system to engage and motivate the consumer in the process of design through her publication.

Traditional handcrafts such as patchwork and embroidery are endless inspiration for Digital Print techniques. Your intimate craftsmanship can be injected with life, through the help of computer software such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

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Melanie Bowles and The Peoples Print have produced Print, Make, Wear, published by Laurence King 23rd of March, 2015. Print Make, Wear, offers easy-to-follow projects, to encourage and feed your creativity of digitally printed textile design.  This best-selling author is on board with the new era of DIY construction skills. Promoting digital textile printing as a means of production, that’ll empower you to design and create original, unique and bespoke textiles.

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A couple of the 14 projects: Paintbrush Floral, Stitched by Jane, Easy Boy Check, Monotone Man and Hackney Lights

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