One of my most favorite dyeing techniques
is one that I learned from Jane Dunnewold
while I was a student in her
Art Cloth Mastery Program.
It's the painted interfacing resist method.
I had not used it in a long time,
but my friend Maggi
has been doing a wonderful tutorial on it,
and it brought back such fond memories
that I had to get out my tool box
If you are not familiar with this technique,
Maggi can explain it all to you.
Above is one of my wet pieces of silk.
Here is the painted piece of interfacing
that I prepared to use on my silkscreen:
As you can see, I have cut out a few areas of the interfacing,
just to add a bit more interest.
The silk had been previously dyed in the
lemon yellow, which you can see
where the thickened dyes were resisted.
If you look carefully,
you can also see the areas where I removed the interfacing.
Pro Chem's Intense Blue,
Boysenberry, and Burnt Orange
were added to my print paste.
My fabric is batching now,
but I will show results in a day or two.
thanks for dropping by
peace to you!