Summer has arrived....and that means the Fiber Junkies will be getting messy for the next couple of monthly meetings. The sun was shining, coffee was in hand....ready, set, go....Some members were also doing disperse dyeing.....so we had drying racks set up.....
Here's Val, our gracious hostess and very talented screen printer with her extensive screen collection.
Aren't we lucky?? Each of us has our own large table.After accumulating stacks of small, unrelated dyed/printed/painted pieces of fabric, I'm now determined to work in a narrower scope in order to create fabrics that coordinate better.
As seen on this screen that's drying, my theme for the day was foliage.
Time passed quickly and pretty soon the driveway was covered with drying screens.
After lunch and show and tell....we were ready to print. The thickened dye paste is already spread onto my screen which is positioned on a length of fabric (previously prepared with soda ash.)
Sad to say.....this day yielded the worst deconstructed screen printing results I've ever had. As you can see.....it's a mess. So I'm now in the process of smearing it with raspberry dye in hopes of perking it up.
Stay tuned, next I'll post some photos of the disappointments......and my analysis of what I think went wrong.