Monday, November 3, 2014

I am working with Fenella Belle at her McGuffey studio to print fabric. Our goal is to print repeat design fabric with dyes. There are a lot of moving parts so we thought we should just open the hood and play mechanic. Although we didn't have a silk screen with an appropriate design repeat, we used one of my old screens to test a method for registration. Although we set up the registration, we experimented with overlapping. We also tried a couple of resists: the first column of overlay leaves is washable glue and the second column is opaque fabric paint medium. The photo shows the fabric before the dye was rinsed.
This is the fabric after it was rinsed.
Here's a closeup showing the washable glue resist. We tried speeding the drying of the dyes with a hair dryer but this apparently set part of washable glue into the fabric. At least that's what I suspect happened to make it work so well in some areas but not others.


  1. I have no idea what you are saying but I like the final result.