Today I finished this 12″x 12″ quilt. It was started last year but abandoned. I thought it might be suitable for a challenge issued by the SAQA Oceania Facebook group I’m a member of. The challenge was to research unity and make a small quilt using that design principle. So I used circles, repetition, a […]
A couple of pages in my visual diary – I’ve used my Gelli plate as a stamp and rolled excess paint onto the page.
This is my cleanup sheet, it’s quite nice too. Below Gelli prints on paper.
We’ve had several days of lovely spring-like weather and I’ve been in the studio doing some Gelli printing on iron-on interfacing as seen on the Gelli blog. Back left of the pic is my sketchbook. Interfacing is harder to print on than paper or smooth fabric – I found a few layers of printing worked […]
This is from yesterday when I was diverted from doing exhibition work or a bird for our display at the craft fair next weekend – I like the colours but have put it away for now. Above: a previous 1 I’ve been working on – all my hand dyed & some hand printed fabrics. Have […]
Organza is difficult to photograph but here are a couple of pics. I have 3 different weights in handwoven Cambodian silk as well as some other silk organza. The Cambodian silk is lovely – a more open weave, which will give a nice variety when it’s all pieced together. Below: on the print table before […]
Some silk on my print table which has been breakdown printed using the screen in a previous post. It looks a lot more yellow now it has been washed out so I’ll over dye some of it but I’m reasonably happy with it. I’m doing various silks printed with gum leaves for an exhibition piece […]
I’ve been making some tools – varnished some wood printing blocks, squeegees and silkscreen frames. The one above has also been re-taped as well. I also mixed up some manutex and cleared off my print table and bench top. I hope tomorrow I’ll get to do some breakdown printing. It’s 1 of my favourite techniques […]
I bought a few of these coloured glass vases – this is the first cover I made – thought they might be nice for the cafe shop. What do you think? Another opened out book cover made with lots of left over pieces.
I haven’t had much time in the studio lately but today I did some thermofax printing. The design was done from a photocopy of a grevillea leaf from our garden. Note the thermofax screen is taped instead of having a white plastic frame. I didn’t like using these at first – it is easier to […]