Thursday, May 07, 2009

Fabric RR

Linda D's fabric above, (detail below) arrived last week but I'm still deciding what I'll do for layer 4. Linda clamp dyed it twice with Procions, Donna added handwriting with soy wax then painted light green procion over the waxed areas and Susan PM silkscreened the gold design with textile paint. I'm considering adding some Xs, positive and negative using Procions again, maybe a dark grey/blue.

Today I've spent most of the day in the studio experimenting with Dispersal dyes. These are some of the papers I painted or monoprinted apart from the ones still drying - I haven't transfered any of them yet but a good day's work I think.
I'm running a workshop for one the groups I'm a member of in July and I got a book from the library Colour Moves: transfer paints on fabric by Linda Kemshall that I hadn't seen before. It had some slightly different techniques that I wanted to try. Quite a good comprehensive book, but I thought some of the examples shown of how she used the fabrics weren't very exciting. I think it may be fairly old.

I'm trying to spend less time on the computer lately because I'm having neck and arm problems that I think are caused by overuse. I hope you'll excuse me if I don't post as often or spend quite as much time reading and commenting on other blogs.
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Sandy said...

That fabric will be hard to add to, but I think it needs a punch. The papers you did makes me want to try some more disperse. Take care of that arm and neck.

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

I have used these dyes for colouring beads and buttons as well.

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

I want to dive into your table of goodies!

Take a break, breath deep and heal - see you on the flip side!

Judy said...

Wow! I love that RR fabric! Can't wait to see how you add to it!

I've played a bit with Disperse Dyes, but NOT to the extent that you did in just one day! YIKES!!! I adore the Kemshalls, so agree with you that that must have been a very early publication.


TextileTraveler said...

Looks like you've been having fun! I've been resisting using disperse dyes because I don't need another technique in my arsenal right now (or any more supplies in my craft room!) but you make this look like so much fun I may have to give it a try.