Jordan Kraft shows how to silkscreen a skirt with a picture from her own life.
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Project by Jordan Kraft from Brooklyn, N.Y.
Jordan truly appreciates the everyday heroes she has met in the travels and experiences throughout her young life. In this project, she shows how she pays tribute to them — by silkscreening images of them onto clothing like this hip and stylish skirt.
Materials and Tools:
window or other screen suitable for silkscreening
acetate print out of image chosen
1. Coat the screen with photo emulsion (chemical) and place in a dark area (bathroom) to dry.
2. Place the dried/coated screen on a black surface underneath a high-watt bulb, and place an acetate print-out of the image on top of the screen.
3. Expose the screen for 45 minutes to an hour.
4. Wash out unexposed emulsion, creating the stencil or finished screen. Allow time to dry.
5. Cut out the fabric with a pattern.
6. Using prepped screen, print on the fabric. Clean out the screens.
7. Iron the fabric to cure the ink.
8. Sew the fabric into a skirt.
9. Print out label/bio from the computer and sew it onto the garment.
Note: Jordan includes the bio of the person on the garment with each creation. It's her way of promoting whatever it is that these "legends" are doing.
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