Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Thermofax prints


The green fabric, above, is still in progress - I made 2 thermofax screens using a print from a rolled up piece of cardboard. The print below was designed from a photo of a palm tree trunk. 



When we were in Hobart, we visited the MONA (museum of old and new art) pics below. The actual museum is mostly underground and it was quite an experience to see it.





Some of the artworks in the galleries.







Wednesday, April 09, 2014

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 be used many times and it picks up colour which also then transfers.






The dyes can be applied in layers, especially if you want to tone down the colours which can be very bright. Below: yarn as a resist


Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Some thermofax printing


 These prints are over the top of  previous sample pieces, now I think they are usable fabrics with some depth from the layering. The small hand drawn circles were my first thermofax screen - still holding up well. The larger circles are more recent screens.




Below: my print table cover - it's starting to look interesting. Must do something with it!