(picture from http://www.craftmaker.co.uk/dionneswift/) My favorite artist exhibition at the Knitting and Stitching Show in Dublin was the one by Dionne Swift. The first picture is one of her devore works on velvet. She also sells kits to experiment this technique and teaches textile art workshops in her studio. (pictures from www.dionneswift.co.uk)These are two of her collagraphic prints on thick felt. Being used to see this kind of work on paper, I find that the surface of felt really gives it a very interesting dimension. Loved... [Lire la suite]
More patterns developed from origami shapes. See what happened to the little boat here.
Details of a collective work from latest screenprinting workshop at Liz Nilsson's studio, made by the people that took part in the workshop: Marie, Cristina, Sinead, Cliona, Cecile and me.
As I mentioned in this post, in the latest screenprinting workshop at Liz Nilsson's I had very ambitious project in mind, and this was the printing of a square tablecloth (160x160 cm) with a border of my own design (see planned layout in the last picture here). But with less than one quarter of the project completed I had to give up because my stencil was worn out. Too many repetitions! Now my tablecloth patiently waits the moment I have a photographic exposed screen so it can be completed.
Let me introduce a series of posts where I'll present some of the patterns I've been creating lately. They are all based on origami shapes and are intended as ideas for future screenprints. The boat is one of my favourites and I really enjoyed playing around with it. Here it is the original shape: Then the boat starts swinging around... and creates patterns like these: ... [Lire la suite]
Some images of effects obtained with newspaper and a paper punch during the latest screenprinting workshop at Liz Nilsson's studio.
You might wonder what I'm doing in the pictures above, and if you had asked me on the spot I would had told you 'I don't know!'I was again at Liz Nilsson's studio for another wonderful 2-day screenprinting workshop and the stencil I have prepared for my very ambitious project had let me down (I'll talk about this in another post). So I was experimenting with a piece of Japanese paper I had bought at Daintree paper shop in Dublin. I put it on my cotton fabric and printed with an open screen over it, mixing drops of yellow and... [Lire la suite]
A quick sketch for an etching. Then at Graphic Studio Dublin I printed proofs in different colours, but I only was happy with these two:
I did it again. Another screenprinting workshop! I was really looking forward, since these workshops at Liz Nilsson's studio are the only chances to do some screeprinting. I have bought some materials from Selectasine but unfortunately I don't have a suitable space to do this kind of job in my current apartment. I've promised myself that the next place I am renting will be screenprinting friendly, but for the moment I have to resign myself to my carpet covered little apartment and make the most of these workshops.This time we worked... [Lire la suite]
This is another example of my experiments with screenprinting during Liz Nilsson's workshop. In this case I put a piece of plastic lace under the fabric and then printed with green dye using an open screen.