Finished sewing the bamboo silk screen-printed fabric, to make a pair of Gelert climbing trousers. Now to finish the quilt and a third bag.
Oh no! The dog really did eat my homework; the backpack bag I am making had the stuffing partially removed by my dog.
At Bower Ashton yesterday; spent almost two hours in Fabrication laser cutting. This was to make perspex versions of the three press-out toys (helicopter, trawler and ferry) to be used as bedside lamps and/or decorative lamps. Continue reading
I used the thick line design fabric – screen printed three weeks ago – to make a set of bags, quick to make and quite attractive I think.
Thursday, so to Bower Ashton, hopefully to do some screen printing on the fabric I dyed light silver recently. But no chance, once again there was no space available in the fabric printing rooms, undergrads occupying all.
To Bekky at Digital Print to get 3m of the ‘file line’ design printed onto bamboo silk; in the event she was waiting for an order to arrive, so I opted for satin instead, which is a little more expensive at £34 per metre. Bex was able to take on the work there and then.
I had a wobbly moment when the .jpeg file Bex opened had some of the image missing, but I quickly traced the issue to having saved as a greyscale and some of the image – it is black and white – not being a true black. So a few moments in Photoshop put things right.
The fabric came out well, I thought and Bex said that it attracted two compliments immediately, which was cheering. As the digital printer prints with dye (rather than ink) the result needs to be steamed to fix the dye, so I am waiting till next week for the finished fabric. This will be made up into at least one dress, or possibly a kimono if there is sufficient fabric. I will not be rushing this as the 3m cost over £100.
Finishing off the quilting on this, the British Wildlife Masks quilt
This first attempt at a hand printed mask t-shirt did not go as planned. Over ambitious with the dye, not enough testing.
I just received photos from the ‘Amplify and Multiply Recent Printed Activist Ephemera’, show, organised by Aaron Cohick of The Press at Colorado College, USA, where a t-shirt I made in February/March was exhibited. There is a set of hi rez photos of the event here.
Aaron writes, “Hello Everyone,