The first two screens printed onto natural linen. The linen is 'loomstate' - meaning it's exactly as it came of the loom and not prepared for printing or dyeing. Loomstate fabrics to be printed or dyed must first be scoured, i.e. hot washed with detergents to remove the natural oils/starches. When I scoured this linen it shrank by 10%. If I'd printed it without washing it first this shrinkage would have happened as I'd printed, the print would most likely have completely mis-registered and while I personally think that slight mis-printing is part of what gives screen-prints a wonderful quality and uniqueness, it's best as far as possible to aim for accurate registration!
The third screen is a infill into the Ivy leaves and intended to lift them away from the soft grey base colour of the natural linen.
Transformed back into an original block repeat form.
...from my seasonal colour sample notebook.