Textile design involves creating a picture or pattern that will be reproduced on fabric. Clothing, curtains, linens, furniture coverings and even carpet are just some of the different products that my designs have appeared on. Most of the designs are first hand-painted on paper using gouache, watercolor, or dyes, and sold to clients who then produce the final product. I have also done many freelance projects for specific clients, and others that may involve corporate identity apparel for businesses and organizations. Clients may also request designs to be put into repeat for manufacturing. The size and style of a repeat varies depending on the design and method of printing that will be used. The amount of colors used in a design is crucial to production, so the more colors a design has, the more expensive it will be to manufacture. The slideshow below contains just a few of the hundreds of designs I've created for some of Hawai'i's top manufacturers.