Covered sketchbooks

I got a few more covered books made today for the Mia Flora craft fair tomorrow, as well as pricing and organising everything. Hope its not too hot as we’ll be outside.    

Printing greens

Green is a not a colour I use a lot but after a couple of printing sessions, I seem to be accumulating a collection – maybe a future quilt. The above fabrics are mainly thermofax printed with Permaset and some discharge (deColourant).

book covers and more

I finished these yesterday, they are for the Craft fair at Mia Flora Garden Centre and cafĂ©, Brookton Highway, Roleystone on Sunday 27th October. I tried my new stencil in my sketchbook and on fabric – quite pleased with it. Below: a new thermofax screen made from a photo of fallen leaves from our perssimon tree. The […]

sketchbook pages, monoprinting

When I have some leftover paint, I like to add some colour and pattern to my sketchbook. The last 2 pics above are a monoprinting technique featured on Design Matters TV as 1 of their free tasters. I was familiar with the technique but had forgotten about it. They give a very good demo and […]

I’ve been playing with photo editing on my iPad with mixed success. Some of the apps are fun but the results are not detailed enough to use anywhere else. I’m sure I’ve used some in the past but now I can’t seem to be able to get a full sized image.   Its a nice […]

Postcard

I printed some polyester fabrics with heat transfer dyes and cut out shapes with a soldering iron, then appliqued some of them onto a background to make a postcard. Thanks for your comment Judy – yes I do usually wear a respirator for that kind of work and would certainly advise anyone to buy a good fitting […]

More new work

  Block print and hand painting on linen. Below: sequin waste used as a stencil over background print. Journal pages: various stencil and print techniques. Some of my small framed textile works. Glass makes it hard to photograph. This machine embroidered fabric collage on a thermofax printed background is now framed too. Sketchbook cover with appliqued […]

Some new pieces

  I seem to be just scratching around the edges with my work lately (too many distractions) but I guess something, however insignificant, is better than nothing! I’ve been doing some book covers and small framed pieces for a local craft fair in October and have managed to finish several, including a book cover from the above […]

Spring is almost here

Donkey orchids are among the early wildflowers in our area – we saw these – part of a large clump on the side of the road while walking around our suburb. Macracarpa also seen on our walk, native to WA but not here. The red flowers are about 1.5 to 2″ across when they come out. […]

Thermofax screen printing workshop

Last Saturday I went down to Bunbury to tutor a workshop for the Stirling Street Art Centre. We only had 6 participants but they produced lots of good prints and I think they enjoyed themselves.  drying prints We also did discharge printing, still using the thermofax screens but with decolourant instead of paint. Below: Julie […]