Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Hello Yvonne Watson here.
Now from natural to manmade.
I would like to share with you my use of polyester and manmade fabrics.
I first started exploring the use of these fabrics whilst studying for my BA Art and Design course
way back in the 1990s.
I was working with hand made paper at the time and wanted a way of combining fabric with the paper pulp.
After many experiments with various methods I devised a working method of incorporating the paper pulp with textile strands.
One of the fabrics that I particularly liked was a mix of polyester and viscose and when it was devoréd you were left with strands.
So with the use of the polyester mix I explored the dyeing options and as they say one thing led to another and so I would like to share some of the methods I use to colour and work with polyester and man made fabrics.
During our course we explored fabric manipulation and so that is another reason why I use these manmade fabrics. Whilst I no longer work with paper my latest exhibition piece did involve manipulating fabric and I will share the process with you at a later stage. Below are some examples of manipulation techniques I have used. I will be explaining these as we go along.