We weren’t sure whether it was the weather or whether a couple of people had missed recent sessions that today’s session was so frantic. There was queue to try the ice-dyeing
and coating wet painted fabric with salt….
Chris used her piece of salt dyed fabric and stamped sea horses and starfish on it and she mopped up her excess paint to add another interesting piece of fabric to her stash.
She also brought along a pheasant that she is painting onto fabric for the centre piece of a cushion.
Monica tried sun dyeing with polystyrene net from around fruit, which worked well
And she showed a jelly fish that she had been working on…
The fabric is hand dyed and the scan and cut machine had been used to make the jelly fish stencil.
Corinne showed a heron that she had painted with inktense pencils
And Hillary had been busy turning some of her painted fabric into wonderful works of art….
Caroline produced some brilliant pieces of fabric splattered with paint – great for a grafitti wall hanging maybe?
Keris added beach huts to a piece of fabric that she had previously created
She also tried out painting flower heads with a toilet roll…
and created this wonderful piece of fabric from mopping up excess paint
Her love of painting didn’t end there. She took her new knowledge home and shared it with her grandchildren. Here they are painting with toilet rollsto create some wonderful works of art! The new generation of Dyeing to Paint maybe?
Lastly, this piece of fabric was produced from mopping up stray bits of procion powder from the ice dyeing
As always a very enjoyable day with some wonderful creations produced by chance or design!
Ice Dye results
A happy accident with black
This month a small but perfectly formed group gathered to paint. The sun was shining and with some new tools acquired from the Hilary Beattie workshop a good day was had by all.
Keris and Corinne had a go with the rollergraph and were pleased with the borders that they were able to create.
And Chris had a go with stencils …..
as did everyone else!!!
There was even discussion around turning experimental pieces into collage pieces so watch this space!!!!
The Dyeing to Paint group met today with various ideas of what they might do and a flurry of activity with fabric dyes and print blocks produced some wonderful pieces of work.
There was quite a bit of printing with Indian print blocks and considerable interest in a new brick wall stencil…
Jan was very pleased with her new print blocks that she had bought from Colouriscious
And Kira used one of them to make a beautiful piece of fabric
Kira also found the time to get going on her Wendy Dolan style textured landscape
The chance to dye fabric was also popular. Ann was busy dyeing fabric to sell for charity
Whilst others were busy experimenting with sun dyeing
with some successful results
With a focus beyond paint Hilary was absorbed in creating fabric book covers – which looked very nice indeed!
And there was plenty of time to enjoy lunch in the sunshine!
Well done folks -looking forward to next month already.
The plan for Dyeing to Paint members today was to do sun dye some fabric. But, the miserable weather changed everyone’s plans.
Liz experimented with plastic lace table cloth, inktense blocks and markel stiks
Keris wrapped her fabric around a cardboard tube to see what effect she could achieve.
Chris played around with stencils, inktense blocks and markel stiks and was pleased with the effect
And, Monica recoloured a piece of fabric that she had been unhappy with first time around
By the end of the day there were some interesting examples of sun dyeing achieved with a stencil…..
and, again a stencil…
After a good amount of experimenting everything got packed up ready for Ann’s demonstration of burning felt and voiles with a soldering iron. And, it wasn’t long before everyone was hooked!
Monica made a little sample – just big enough to fit on a card
And, Ann showed some examples of ones she had made earlier….
Definitely something to aspire to. And, there was plenty of enthusiasm to go off and buy soldering irons and materials to get stuck in!
And, just as it was time to go home the sun decided to show its face-happy days….
At Dyeing to Paint today the focus was on block printing, and as ever, there was no shortage of enthusiasm.
There seemed to be a bit of an obsession with fish to start with …
but it wasn’t long before other designs started to emerge.
And, there was even time for a bit of a chat over the ironing!
While some were absorbed in their block printing Hilary was quietly sun dyeing her fabric with some spectacular results. Is the group ‘watching paint dry’? or is Hilary demonstrating ‘one she made earlier?’
…. answers on a postcard please!
And, how lovely that Chris brought her sheep quilt in to show us all before it goes off to Australia.