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.
Friday, May 1, 2015
with a little help
Hi, Diane here, with an intro to the month of May - Deconstructed Screen Printing. Some friends will be contributing their work and posting with me. Every year in the spring, I get together with artsy friends in the Hill Country of Texas for Art Camp. We used to plan a single workshop and hire an instructor but for the last dozen years or so, we've just each done our own thing! This year I'm leading them astray with mono-printing on gelatin plates. Another time, I introduced them to dyeing with mud or earth pigments. One year I decided to demonstrate deconstructed screen printing and one of the campers has been actively printing since then. Nancy will be showing her work here this month
Then at a regional weaving conference, I taught a seminar on printing with dye on handwoven cloth. I'm still walking down that pathway - I have a lot of handwoven cloth!
Lately, I've been taking part in a Surface Design sample swap online. We have an international membership and it has been fun to get 12 inch square of fabric in the mail each month. Some of the techniques have been new and some are old favorites reinterpreted. That's how I met Luann who has prepared a week of posts this month from her perspective.
So, while I am working away writing blog posts for you, picture me here, relaxing in the country away from the hustle and bustle of the maddening crowds - but with an excellent wi-fi connection.
Seeing these two photos together - maybe I should title my piece "Bluebonnet Meadow"...
Diane - yarngoddess