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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.

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