Breakdown printing

Some silk on my print table which has been breakdown printed using the screen in a previous post. It looks a lot more yellow now it has been washed out so I’ll over dye some of it but I’m reasonably happy with it. I’m doing various silks printed with gum leaves for an exhibition piece […]

Procion MX Dyeing

When it’s been cool enough to work in my studio, I’ve been doing some dyeing. I enrolled in Jane Dunnewold’s Craftsy course (and some other classes) when they were $9.99 over the Christmas period. I would recommend her course – it’s very comprehensive and although I was familiar with most of the information, I was […]

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, […]

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 […]

More breakdown prints

2 larger pieces after washing out. Detail pics following each one. Both Procion dyes on cotton. I was happy with these but may add more after contemplating for a while. A couple of answers: Manutex is an alginate thickener for dyes so they can be used for printing. What do I do with my fabrics? […]

Dyeing Day

Today I’ve been using up some old Procion dye concentrates from my studio fridge and some dye powders I’d had for a while.The T shirt above had a pale stain on the front from silk paper making so I decided to tray dye it. It may be a bit 60s hippy looking, but I like […]