Wednesday, 28 May 2014

There's always one who brings fabric i was told

i recently went on a letterpress weekend course. it was great and i am converted although it wasn't difficult as i love using type anyway.
 i had an epiphany moment and started using stitch and masks which i was really pleased with. i used a Ramie that i had painted with fabric paint and then starched so it was nice and crisp, ideal for taking print.
 i also used some abaca 'paper' to print on which also worked well but there had to be less pressure on the press otherwise the fibres broke.
organdie also worked well and i discovered that taking a second pressing onto paper after it had been printed onto textile gave a weave print.
i am using some of my results in my latest work so watch this space. 


  1. I was wondering what you were up to as there had been no blog for a while!! Looks like you are giving the words/letters a mind of their own....

  2. Love the crispness of the print. Look forward to seeing your next work.

  3. Thought you had been quiet....will be interested to see how you have used them.

  4. Wow! What fun! You have some amazing results, especially where you've overlapped the organdie. Wish I could have come with you, it would be perfect for module 4!

  5. Thanks All, it was a great weekend. Due to one thing and another postings have been a bit slow but hope to get back on track soon!

  6. I love breaking (or bending) the rules too. Great work!