Hand-Dyed Fabrics and Block Printing -
Colour, Pattern, Texture
 
Example of Screen Printing
Screen print using thickened Procion dye
 
 
Combining Techniques
The following samples are experiments using several different techniques together on one piece of work.
I have used some of my collagraph plates, produced at Boden Press in Chesham,to print the background.  A bold shape has then been stencilled over the top.  The fabric paint has been allowed to dry with the stencil left in place.  This is then overprinted using a wooden printing block from Colouricious.
Combination of techniques - Monoprinting, Stencil and Block Printing
Combination of techniques - Monoprinting, Stencil and Block Printing
These could be further enhanced with machine or hand-embroidery.
Here are a few more examples of the techniques I use:
Simple, but effective, twist and resist using magenta and turquoise Procion dyes
(dye was applied to wet fabric using a pipette)
Range of colours achieved using Procion dyes
   
Range of colours achieved with Procion dyes.  Some pieces have Shibori patterns and textures and others are block-printed
 
 
Wallhanging(approx ½ m wide)
Lemon and Turquoise Procion dye on Cotton Velvet over-stamped with my own printing block and commercially-produced stamps, then machine-embellished.
 
 
Wallhanging - cotton velvet dyed with Procion dye and block printed and machine embellished
 
Below are some Blockprinting samples on my hand-dyed fabrics.  Buy these blocks and the fabric paints from Colouricious.com.
 
Block Printing in Rows and Embellished with Embroidery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
These two pieces have been lightly padded and embellished using simple  hand embroidery techniques and beads.
 
Block Printing Embellished with Embroidery and Beads
 
 
Simple Patchwork with Hand-Dyed Fabric and Block Printing
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Simple patchwork
 
 
 
Samples produced for Dyeing Workshop using Silk rather than cotton
 
Silk Dyed with Silk Paints and Texture Salts
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Silk Scarf Dyed Using Procion Dyes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Block Printed Silk Fabric
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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