Getting ready

I’ve been making some tools – varnished some wood printing blocks, squeegees and silkscreen frames. The one above has also been re-taped as well. I also mixed up some manutex and cleared off my print table and bench top. I hope tomorrow I’ll get to do some breakdown printing. It’s 1 of my favourite techniques […]

Wongan Hills trip

This silk scarf was done last year but I hadn’t photographed it before. It’s crepe d’chine, breakdown printed with Procion dyes. The texture object used to make the screen was the rubber doormat outside my studio door. The silk/cotton scarf below, has been on my blog when in progress – it’s another breakdown print with […]

Breakdown printing workshop – students’ fabric

Here’s me talking about deColourant discharging gel. I had 12 participants in my workshop – while it was about breakdown printing, we did some other printing techniques too.The following pics are work from my students who produced some great fabric. I can’t remember all of who did what so I’ll only give names if I know them. […]

Catching up

Yesterday was the second part of my Breakdown printing workshop. Above: 1 of the screens I prepared – haven’t printed it off yet. You can see some of the things I used for texture sticking out from under the screen. Below: 2 more screens. I’ve since added more to the left one. Above & below: prints […]

Breakdown printing workshop

This was a workshop demo piece from last Sunday’s workshop for WAFTA on Breakdown printing with Procion dyes. It has been washed out – the next step is to discharge some areas with deColourant then I’ll add some more dye printing. The second part of the workshop will be Sunday 5th August. I want to […]

Printing with dye

The week before Chrismas was quite productive – I had some mixed up Procion dyes that I wanted to use so spent 3 days printing with some good results. The 2 pics are on the print table, before curing and washing out but I have since done that. Top is a breakdown print and below, […]

Fibres West: my students’ work

Here are a few of Fay’s photos featuring student work done in my recent Mark Making on Cloth workshop. They got some great results, especially since none of them had tried deconstructed screen printing before – although some were experienced at printing and dye techniques. I hope I have some pieces from everyone here. (Lorna […]

Printing

This silk scarf is screen printed with thickened procion dyes using a crocheted doiley for the deconstructed printing process. Then I made a thermofax screen from a scan of the same doiley and printed with de Colourant to discharge (the lighter lace images) I was very happy with how it turned out – it was […]

New thermofax screen designs

Some test prints with my new design: Grevillea Leaf – for the smaller A5 frame.For more information see the thermofax tab at the top of this page. A couple of breakdown prints using Procion dyes on cotton. I tutored a workshop for our local group of the Australian Sewing Guild yesterday: Brilliant Colour on Synthetic […]

In my studio

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. […]