OCTAVIA PROJECT

Bellwoods Flea Market

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Octavia is so excited to be apart of the very talented line up of artisans and vendors at the second BELLWOODS FLEA MARKET.

We will have lots of unique gift ideas and presenting some new products. Join us

Saturday 21st February 2015 from 11am-6pm Magpie Taproom, 831 Dundas West, Toronto, Ontario, M6J 1V4

https://www.facebook.com/BellwoodsFlea?fref=ts

New Year New Products!

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New products coming soon! Today I spent the morning designing and creating a product aimed at those looking for the Perfect accessories to your new or established sporting activity.

Here is a sneak peak at the yoga bag I created this morning. The screen printed pattern was designed digitally on my iPad using an amazing app called idraw. After which the design is burned in to a light sensitive screen.

The design was then screen printed on to a deep marroon canvas. The yoga bag also has a very bright yellow nylon lining to complete the look.

The yoga bag has enough room for some clothing or more accessories on top of your mat with draw string closure and has two front pockets, perfect for your keys, phone or headband!

More to come in 2015.

Katie

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Beadle Store

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WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE YOU CAN NOW FIND SOME OF OUR OCTAVIA GOODS, IN THE BEADLE STORE AT 1582 DUNDAS ST W, TORONTO, ON M6K 1T8.

CHECK OUT WWW.BEADLESTORE.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOURS AND CONTACT DETAILS!

Silkscreening

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Today I am experimenting with a random drawing I did on tracing paper. The design is inspired by, the beautiful green side of Toronto. 

I am burning the design on to a silk-screen mesh. Using a powerful lamp and photo-emulsion, I can create my drawing or designs on to a silk-screen mesh to use like a stencil.

Once the design is burnt in to the mesh, I will wash out the left over photo-emulsion and let the screen dry before prepping for printing.

The fun and very messy side starts with choosing the colours, I am only using two colours today on a natural canvas fabric.

Once printed and headset, I will make these prints in to cushion covers. 

Keep checking back for the final product!

Katie

Welcome....

Katie WalshComment

Hello my name is Katie; I am the founder of the Octavia Project.

My inspiration for starting Octavia came from my partner Matt and his incredible love for Football (Soccer). He had asked me if I was able to make him a t-shirt with a print on the front, which honored his favorite football team players.

Whilst attempting to make several t-shirt prints for Matt, I discovered how much I loved silk screening and printing on fabric in general.

I began researching methods and trying more experimental designs. I took a local, short course in screen-printing and eventually after 12 months of non-stop perfecting I finally felt I was ready to show the world my abilities in printing.

I was always very practical when I was younger and seemed to be painting anything I could get close to. Needless to say my favorite childhood TV show was always ART ATTACK! For those who remember it! My mother would teach me how to sew, knit and do lots of other crafts and we had lots of clothing we would up-cycle in to something new and improved!

I have now come of age and my passion for creating something unique and handmade is still very much alive. Matt has been ever so patience, whilst I engaged myself in several hours of printing and sewing from the small corner in my living room!

I really hope you like the products I am going to present on this website. You will soon be able to purchase them to! Many of the products are limited editions. So if you like something contact me quick it before it gets a new home.

Take a look at the gallery of some the products I recently made, I look forward to adding lots more!

 

Katie