Sunday, June 23, 2013


Scotland is so beautiful it hurts
Beautiful in spite of constant drizzle and intermittent showers

Sunday, June 2, 2013

New fabrics

It's been a long time since I made something new, but after submission of Module 4 paper there is some room for  experiment. The "trout" series got a "plaice "addition and is expanding. Some silk screening completed yesterday and several collections of fabrics will serve as backgrounds for further printing and discharging.
The first fabric -white linen, printed with acrylic ink, second -very heavy cotton canvas and third-lovely antique French bedding painted by hand and then discharged. It is clearly seen that the blue fabric didn't work very well, the thickness and density of canvas prevent the discharge paste from penetrating deeper into the fibers. I had similar problem during my masterclass this April. One of the fabrics, high quality thick and dense cotton was hopelessly unfit for discolouring. I am not disappointed because I was somewhat  ready to paler image in the result.

 Some screen-printed fabrics are still drying, I hope the blue will fade.

The length of "trout"fabric, commissioned, I hope the background won't turn greyish, printed with Procion