Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Printing on Fabric, Shibori, Shell Collage......

13th March 2019

Last day tomorrow and I have been preparing work to finish when I go home as I want to use beads and my machine and lots of items I couldn't bring with me because I travelled by train!

A friend on the course let me use her wooden printing blocks and paints, this was my favourite...

....might stitch the outline and attach to wadding...


...love this happy fish, the background fabric is actually a denim blue...


...looks rather fierce...




....there was some dye left in the bowl so drew out a simple starfish shape and stitched...



....pulled the stitches tight...


....result, I think it would have been a better result if I had let the fabric dry before taking out the threads AND I wouldn't have blue fingers!!!


Some of my beach finds including small pheasant feathers...



...this was in the stream on the beach and looked really beautiful when wet so think I might coat with acrylic wax to bring out the colours....


....super texturing on these...



....need to do more to this before it is made into a card, the organza was gently heated with a heat gun to create some texture with more texture from the french knots in the shell..


....planning another with hand dyed organza background...


....again this needs to be finished, I am going to be busy when I go home!!!


Another idea from a friend here, calico dip dyed in tea, think I might make a long sea shore picture or hanging with some of my beach finds and lots of stitch on a wadding background for a good textured effect.


This week has been very relaxed with just 6 of us , we have enjoyed meals together, wine, chocolate and most of all learning from each other, a real treat!!

Already booked for next year!






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