Last Saturday daughter and I visited the "Handwerkbeurs" in Rotterdam
(a crafts fair)
Daughter bought some lovely yarns for new knitting projects,
I, a book with patterns for tiny "Waldorf " dolls,
some beautiful variegated DMC,
some fat quarters of quilt fabric
and I collected a bag with stuff for Procion dyeing
that I had ordered in advance.
Today I had ( another ) fun day dyeing
with my friend W
( long ago she learned me a few bits and tricks about quilting )
On the first day we mixed the procion dye
with the thick gel, prepared screens with it
and let them dry for a couple of weeks.
Today came the second part : the actual printing on fabric
... on a well protected table !
The "break down" printing was fun !
The fresh gel dissolves by and by the dried dye on the screens
and gives prints that become gradually weaker as you go
After the screens were totally "worn out" we cleaned them
and also tried
printing with paper resists.
Later on we have to steam iron the fabric
and wash out the excess dye.
( first mission accomplished ! ! )