A TECHNIQUE DRIVEN Blog dedicated to mastery of surface design techniques. First we dye, overdye, paint, stitch, resist, tie, fold, silk screen, stamp, thermofax, batik, bejewel, stretch, shrink, sprinkle, Smooch, fuse, slice, dice, AND then we set it on fire using a variety of heat tools.
Monday, May 4, 2015
Her screens looked more experienced! She never washes them because she likes the serendipity of stray bits of leftover color and there's less risk of the frames getting soggy and rotting.
So after letting the screen dry overight, I printed it several times on a length of my handwoven cotton. There was more texture in the image than I got using commercially available "quilters" cotton. The dye sat proud on the fiber unless I used a lot of print paste and pushed hard with the squeegee. Several repeats filled the fabric.
Unfortunately, what I had envisioned as red turned out to be hot pink. I am not a fan of fuchsia dye; I should have known better!
Oh, well, when life gives you fuchsia, you make fruit punch.
Deconstructed Screen Printing with pink commercial fabric, embroidery on a denim background.