Tag: Textiles

A print that moves

Why trap your prints behind glass? Are they desiccated museum exhibits forever fixed in time?
‘A print that moves’ is part of my investigation into making prints that live outside the frame.
In this post I want to share some of my current work with you

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Printing collagraphs on textiles

A different approach to fabric printing
Traditional fabric printing is usually a relief process (think potato prints or block prints) or else it is screen printed. For collagraphs we will be using intaglio and relief methods combined to produce complex detailed and textured prints.

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Enviromesh mono prints

The mesh is robust but malleable, it doesn’t go all floppy and get clogged up with ink like some natural fabrics. The thin filaments are stiff enough to handle easily and print really well.

Its simple woven structure makes a great starting point for prints. You can play around with distorting, unravelling and melting it too.

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Fabric printing with masking tape

Quite often the simplest techniques produce the most interesting results – this is one of the fabric printing methods I often use with groups as it is very straightforward and also introduces people to the idea of masking and layering, both of which are key concepts in printmaking. Even though it is a simple process the end result is alwayssurprising and everyone can share the thrill of excitement you get when your print is revealed for the first time.

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Art in Care Homes; cushions

For this project the brief was to devise an art in care homes activity that anyone could join in with, whatever their abilities. As many residents have memory impairments the activities have to be engaging and produce quick results.

The plan was to print our ownfabric and make bright cushions for the communal areas and individuals’ rooms.

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