Above: breakdown print on silk – using Procion dyes. I love this process – hadn’t tried it on silk before and not my usual colours but I’m happy with how this has turned out. I think I’ll send it for the Artwear Publications complex cloth swap to be shown at the Brisbane Textile Art Festival. You have to send a piece of silk 70 cms square and this is about 80 x 120cms, which is good because I can cut out the best area and keep the rest myself. Finished pieces have to be posted by 31st May.
Another 2 scarves in progress. Same process – left one is silk twill and right one is a fine silk and cotton mix. I’ve been working hard in my studio for the past week – the weather is perfect for it and I’ve been trying to get as much as possible done before I go into hospital tomorrow to have my gall bladder surgery. I really don’t want to stop work and I’m not sure how long I’ll be out of action.
I’ve shown the above piece in B/W because the colours looked wrong in the photo – it’s a screen print on cotton using the same screen as the previous post. I’m going to add some stitching and stretch it over a canvas.
Below: I’ve wanted to try using a laser print with dispersal dyes for a while – it works! You paint over the print with the dye – the print resists the dye so that when it’s heat transferred onto fabric, you get a negative image.