I’ve just been inspired to work into and improve one of my old print blocks. I’ve cut into the basic shape to make it look more exciting.This image shows me testing the block on paper. I’ve made some extra test blocks in the shape of leaves to use with it.I’ve had this vintage anti-macassar for a while, already dyed with onion skins for me to print on. I’ve been waiting for just the right block to print on it with and decided this was it.Don’t you think it looks great on my Sofa! 🙂
I have been relaxing into doing some new paintings recently, being lead by my own inspirations, applying paint to the canvas and seeing what happens next.
This painting is not finished so I’ll just show you sections 🙂 As you can see there is collage and drawing involved as well. Those of you who were following my still life progress, don’t worry, it is still on the easel! 🙂
Here is the finished textile I’ve been doing. My client has collected it now so I can show you!
If you would like a little preview you can visit my Textile Shop.
I have another textile order, so I decided it was a good opportunity to design a new block. After quite a bit of experimenting, I came up with this.Cutting the design in a way that would print light and dark.
This is the anticipated design worked on the computer so that I can see what it might look like before I cut the block.After seeing that I like the what is happening I start cutting. Here is the block cut and mounted ready to print.Here it is printed on recycled fabric dyed with tea.I actually really like this and I think my client will too!
Now the garden is not in such great need for attention, I’m able to spend more time in my studio. I’m having lots of fun experimenting with design Ideas for fabric and art pieces at the same time. Here’s a sneaky peak into what has been happening in my studio today.
Running out of space at the end of the day, full table top and floor with prints drying because my drying rack I’ve ordered hasn’t arrived yet.
There are more colours to be added to this fabric which I’m in the middle of printing.
I’m very excited about my new projects and I’m looking forward to spending a lot more time in my studio.