Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Hand printed fabrics

I've been busy printing fabrics again. The first lot sold out as fast as I put it on display. This a sneak peak at works in progress. I have to admit I didn't capture the colours very well but you can get the idea.

The fabric has all been predyed before printing.

I've also been playing around with squeezing the thickened dye out of a bottle. I've been using the left over thickened dye from the printing. Still not happy with the result. I don't seem to be able to control the flow rate. I'll keep trying. I've just bought a different squeeze bottle that might help.

I'm also trying to be more disciplined with the fabric once I've finshed dyeing and heat setting. Instead of being in a hurry to continuing dyeing I'm ironing the fabrics as I go. These have all been hand printed and are ready for sale.

When rolling the thickened dye onto print blocks remove your coffee cup. I didn't take a shot of the inside. Needless to say I didn't drink it.

This is a piece of dyed paper towel. Sometimes you get a piece that shows real potential.

This is the same piece, I used the "flower" setting on the camera. I've never used it before and wanted to see what it did.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love the paper. can't wait to see the fabric when its finished.