Screen Printed Textiles
I love to design but pottery is my passion and I want to be able to give it my full attention.
I will still use this technique on my ceramics.
All of our screen printed designs are done using a traditional silk screen printing method.
Silk screen printing got its name due to the use of silk mesh, now a polyester alternative mesh is used.
Screen printing is a printing technique whereby a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by blocking the mesh holes. A squeegee is moved across the screen to fill the open mesh and transfer the designs onto the desired surface.
At Cavan Creations we use a UV sensitive emulsion to create our stencils and a water based ink for our designs. These inks penetrate into the cotton fibres, dyeing them. This leaves a soft hand feel because excess ink gets washed away.
As garments and towels are worn and washed the image will soften giving it that awesome vintage look we love so much.
All designs are original artwork by Nicole and as such is property of Cavan Creations, they are not to be copied or duplicated.