Day Two at Tessuti Print Studio

where to start for yesterday – have done so much I wonder how I fill my time at home in Kinross! Arrived at the studio to a lovely cup of Earl Grey and then began by helping steam the  screen printed fabric from Tuesday. Here I am helping to remove the pieces after steaming

I then attached the new print jobs to the table ~ beautiful lambswool knits ready to be printed.  Fiona also shared with me her secrets to successful dyeing of lengths of fabric ~ I helped with the process mixing up the colours again and dyeing 2 different colours of silk which we will be printing today.

Here I am about to print ~ I have to say that my screen printing technique is improving each day  thanks to Fionas’ guidance ~ with each print Fiona holds the screen and watches my every move (pull of the squeegee )- it works though and I did find by the end of the day that I’d really improved.

Building layers of pattern with different discharge dye pastes was how I created the designs for my SDC project ~ I love doing this kind of printing

matching nail varnish to the dye

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these will be ready to go into the steamer tomorrow  ~ then they are washed and ironed and ready for their labels

before and afters but still not finished …..

Finally at the end of the day we removed the backing cloth from the print table ~ it would make awesome fabric to create with.  We prepped the table and are ready to put the clean cloth down today ~ another new  skill learned

It was a very busy day but really rewarding ~ looking forward to printing more today ~ till next time bye for now ….

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fabric galore

red white and blue with a little yellow …………

my first attempt at discharging reactive dyes on linen – it took ages to do it’s not perfect but I love this piece – more to follow