Tuesday, 29 November 2011
Sunday, 20 November 2011
This was my first attempt at dying fabrics, and i think they turned out quite well. The silk and cotton were both dyed in acid dyes. The colours came out much stronger on the silk and were more muted on the cotton.
These second lot of fabrics were dyed in a similar way, but they were dyed with porcine dyes. The two worked better on the silk fabric but also worked quite well on the cotton too.
Once these were finished i had to produce the silk screen, this involved coating the screen with light sensitive emulsion. when it is dry i placed the acetate onto the screen and put the screen into the exposure unit. When the screen had been fully exposed it was ready to be washed leaving my image behind. Then when it was dry again it was ready to use to print.
This is my second project at college. The first half of the project is going to involve learning how to print and dye onto fabrics using many different techniques. The second half is going to involve embellishing onto different fabrics. I will also be using the drawing from the first project in this one too.