Sunday, 16 July 2017

No-Sew Fabric Vessel #2

Here is the second no-sew fabric vessel. This one I stiffened with interfacing made for millinery, It gives a white outline to the leaves which I quite like. This vessel also has some free machine stitching on the leaves so it's not totally no-sew like the first one.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Doodles in Dye

I used up the last dregs of my thickened dyes making these doodles and graffiti on fabric. I applied the dyes straight from a squeezy sauce bottle onto the fabric. They are rather garish, especially the one painted onto a previously stencilled fabric.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

No Sew Fabric Vessel

I have finished the first of my fabric vessels. It's made with acrylic felt and organza fused together with a soldering iron. Not a single stitch in sight.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Colourful Deconstructed Screen Prints

I had some dye thickener left over from another project so I used it to make another batch of deconstructed screen prints. This time I remembered to wrap the fabric in plastic so it wouldn't dry out before the dyes had time to react; the result was much brighter prints. I used a few large leaves from my garden to make the patterns on the screens. I didn't clean the leaves when I changed dyes which gave a nice variety on the screen where it picked up colour from the previous screen.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Dyed Bright

I've been experimenting with applying thickened Procion dyes with credit cards and stencils. The colours I've used are really bright!

Friday, 7 July 2017

More Leaves in progress

Here's a second melted leaf vessel in progress in a slightly different colourway. It's actually a lot more green in real life.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Leaves in Progress

I'm starting a new melted piece which is eventually going to be a vessel. This is the start with organza leaves made with a reverse applique technique using the soldering iron instead of stitching.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Monoprint Madness

I've been monoprinting anything that stays still long enough. I've tried out paper and different fabrics. It seems you can print on anything except the very squashy fabrics such as felt.

I used some monoprints with stencilling to make this book.