I have thought way to much about how to introduce clothseat which is a collection of clothing and 'stuff' I have on redbubble, a print on demand marketplace. Clothseat feels very different from my other projects yet it shares an important quality - the fabric designs are my photographs. One image is printed on different items supplied by redbubble. A dye sublimation process is used to print a single image on large areas of either polyester or chiffon fabric.
I have been taking lots of photographs of landscapes, and closeups of plants. I had so many images that I started to think about what to do with them I finally thought of clothing and remembered redbubble. My friend author Jenn Reese had introduced me to the marketplace where she has her design work.
I created an account and started uploading images placing them on all sorts of things with surprisingly pleasant results - my images looked good on clothing! So far redbubble was working well as a test site but what was the quality of the clothing?
I'm a member of the fotofemmes collective. An important benefit of being in a collective is having a peer group who can critique your projects. I showed clothseat to fotofemmes member Constance Brinkley. She loved what I had put together and ordered the A-line dress 'Constance' pictured below. When it arrived we were impressed with how well the dress was finished, how beautifully the polyester draped and how lovely my image turned out.