maandag 31 oktober 2011


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 ! ! )

10 opmerkingen:

  1. What fun, I love deconstructed screen printing!

  2. I love deconstructed screen printing. You achieved wonderful results!

  3. Gosh that looks like fun! I have not done anything with screen printing to date, hoping to learn next week at Art Quilt Tahoe conference. I would love to see your finished pieces from these!

  4. You've printed some lovely Autumn colours - wonderful. It sounds like a lot of fun x

  5. Beautiful work! I haven't done and screen printing in ages. Lucky you!

  6. I love the dyeing and your whole site! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.