Breakdown printing workshop

This was a workshop demo piece from last Sunday’s workshop for WAFTA on Breakdown printing with Procion dyes. It has been washed out – the next step is to discharge some areas with deColourant then I’ll add some more dye printing. The second part of the workshop will be Sunday 5th August. I want to get this piece finished for that. I think it’s about 1 metre square.

I found this in my studio fridge during the big tidy up – it is leftover alginate thickener from a previous breakdown printing session, stained with procion dyes and crystallized. I think it is rather lovely, although probably not useful for anything!
I had 2 pleasant days of people visiting my studio a week before my workshop, then was busy packing and mixing dyes – the studio didn’t stay tidy for long but at least it’s more organised and I know where things are.

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  1. That is a lovely piece of cloth. As for the fabulous icicles, what better than to use it as a still life photo & make print cards from it.

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