I've recently become interested in textile design and am thinking of taking a class. My partner and are starting up a t-shirt etc. design company, mainly with silkscreened images, but I really want to try to design some patterns too.
How do you begin? Do you use found images for creating a pattern or do you design them yourself?
I think making bags is a great project for your printed fabric. Also, I've seen some amazing locally silkscreened wallpaper at this store in brooklyn: http://www.thefutureperfect.com/