Geraldton workshop

I’m back from Geraldton, had a good workshop with great hardworking students. The workshop was held in conjunction with the WAFTA Mysterium exhibition some of which also travelled to Geraldton and was on display at the ACDC Gallery where the workshops were held. It was all part of G Fest, a regional, annual festival. We […]

Thermofax demo

equipment for thermofax printing sunflower image architecture image I’m doing a demo and information session on thermofax printing at the WAFTA workday at Craft House Menora this Friday morning 5th September. I’ll have some new and a few used screens for sale too. This is not a hands on workshop – just a chance to […]

Heat transfer dyeing workshop

Today’s workshop for Threads in the Valley ASG group. My table  Love these wooden circles – they were great for texture rubbings. The students got some great results and I think they had fun. Good use of leaves for resists

Heat transfer dyeing

I’m tutoring a Dispersal dye workshop in May. I’ve had these dyes mixed for ages so needed to test them in case I have to re-stock. They are still fine but some will need topping up. I used a fern as a resist when transferring from painted paper to the fabric. The same leaf can […]

Thermofax screen printing workshop

Last Saturday I went down to Bunbury to tutor a workshop for the Stirling Street Art Centre. We only had 6 participants but they produced lots of good prints and I think they enjoyed themselves.  drying prints We also did discharge printing, still using the thermofax screens but with decolourant instead of paint. Below: Julie […]

Still here!

I finally finished my Mysterium piece, right on the deadline after many long days and nights sewing.I can’t show it yet and the exhibition is not until October. The work had to be in early so a catalogue with photos etc. could be prepared. I’m now working on my DW blue challenge piece – also […]

Prints and more

Some of my demo pieces from the heat transfer workshop – above was a fairly random arrangement of torn painted papers and resists (fern leaves & yarn) which were heat transferred onto delustred satin – came out surprisingly well! In this sample, a lace doyley was used as the resist. The paper (right) was painted, glad […]

Workshop fabrics

  Here are my fabrics from the workshop with Kerr Grabowski, batched and washed out.   The above fabric I actually did later at home. It’s another layer over a previous piece that washed out too pale. I love it now. It uses the same paper stencils as the much bigger fabric below. I think […]

Last week…

The above piece was done with heat transfer dyes on a bright yellow polyester, linen look fabric. Not my usual colours but I really like it. I also painted lots of other papers to transfer later. The painted papers last indefinitely as long as they’re stored away from light. The workshop with Kerr Grabowski last […]

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. […]