On October 2nd, I participated in the FESPA Digital Textile Conference in Milan. 160 attendees from all over the world gathered to listen to presentations whose themes would range from the current market trends to economical analysis, from case studies to production techniques. In July, I had the privilege and the pleasure to be invited as one of the fourteen speakers of the day. Given the nature of the audience, I was looking for some subject that could be of real interest for the textile community, so I proposed the premiere presentation of a technique, later evolved into a proposed workflow, aimed at recovering and manipulating patterns and motifs designed with traditional screen printing in mind, with an eye at the flexibility of the modern digital workflow which is quickly taking over.
FESPA were delighted and gave me carte blanche, so I set to study and refine the proposal. This long article opens it to the public for the first time after my DTC presentation.