Friday, December 23, 2016

I can't Resist Amy's Clay Paste Work!

Amy Grief has really gotten the technique of using clay paste rest on cotton down pat.  She is attempting to create her own cotton fabric dyed with indigo to use for other projects.  She has gotten the technique of working wet on wet down pretty well.  She has also experiment with new ways of creating texture designs. the first 7 photos are crumpled cotton fabric that was then tied into a ball inside of various types of plastic net bags like garlic tubes, onion bags and flat net fabric.  These created some lovely surface textures as the detail shots of the strips will show.

Crumpled cotton dyed in net fabric  see close ups.

two more strips of crumpled cotton dyed in net bags, see close ups.

click on close up to see the net printings in the dark areas of the design.

Plastic onion ag print design in the dark areas

plastic garlic tube print onin the dark areas

Plastic net fabric in dark areas of design.

Anotheer detail shot of the plastic onion bag.

Amy used clay paste resist with tencils to create thie fabric designs. The bottom two are the same stencil but used on the front and the rear of the same fabric.

Amy's collection of fabric made with clay paste resist.

More of Amy's clay paste resist fabrics.

Amy is learning to create quite clear designs on her fabrics.

A close up of one of Amy's clay paste resist pieces worked wet on wet.

Eco Print and Indigo!

Bonnie Rackliffe-Weiser is down from Maine for a while and dropped into our class to try her hand again at Eco Printing.  While there, she also tried her hand at some Shibori Techniques with indigo.

Eucalyptus, Liquidambar, Rose leaves, Wild Cherry and some small pieces of Truck tire wire printed on 90# card stock.

Wild Cherry, rose leaves, Water Oak  and some small maple leaves with iron in the water on 90# card stock.

Wild Cherry, rose leaves, maple and water oak leaves

Eco printing with Itajime clamped Shibori then edge dyed in indigo on 90# card stock.

Rose leaves eco printed in Itajime clamped Shibori then edge dyed on 90# card stock.

Rose leaves, eucalyptus and wild cherry and some oak leaf fragments itajime clamped Shibori then edge dyed on 90# card stock.

Same stencil used with two different resists.  The left is 1-2-3- resist with lime;  the right is 1-2-3 resist with bentonnite clay.

Accordion pleated cotton itajime Shibori while being eco printed with oak leav then bundle dyed in indigo.

Eco printing on 90# card stock that was cleaned of leaf material then edge dyed in indigo vat

Another eco print on 90 # card stock that was then edge dyed in indigo.

Bonnie tried her hand ast some twist and tied designs as well as clamped designs on this cotton bag, this is the front side after dyeing in indigo.

The back side of the clamped and dyed cotton bag.

Christmas Greetings!

Our last workshop turn out more beautiful works in indigo on fabric and paper.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.  The first group were done by Maggie Clark.  She never fails to amaze me with the things she comes up with.
Maggie used clay paste resist to print a set of 4 napkins, each with a little embroidered green frog on them

2nd of the set of 4 napkins

3rd of the set of 4 npkins

4th of the set of 4 napkins.  Great job, Maggie!
An up-cycled cotton dress shirt done in Arashi Shibori style on a 21/4" pvc pipe, front view.
Back view of the shirt.  I'd wear this myself!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Workshop coming up!

For all of my dye students, don't forget that the next workshop at the Pioneer Florida Museum is this Sunday, December 18th.  We will be working with Indigo again.  Hope to see you there!

Clay paste resist on cotton, dyed in Indigo