Experimental Textiles 2nd week-end - 2nd day.

One of Heidi's overprints.

The workshops are supposed to start at 10 am but every one was in and working before 9.30 am. The group were well into their printing blocks and were raring to go. Some of the group had taken extra materials home to make more printing blocks overnight. Mirror images of their original blocks was a popular choice.

Shaun about to print onto one of her beautiful repeat prints with Emma in the background applying paint to her block.

Liz, Jo, Tracey and Heidi all working hard - totally oblivious to my taking a photo.

I love this block of Tracey's, the top print is on tissue paper, the bottom one is on tin foil.

 The top print is the positive block, the bottom print shows the positive and negative blocks.


2 of Liz's prints, the top two are on newspaper (gorgeous) and the bottom one is on pages torn from a sketch book.

Heidi was better pleased with her block when she cut it into two . . .

One of Heidi's roller prints that she has started to stitch into.

Emma was very prolific all weekend.

Emma's blocks are on the right and the long strip is leather printed with the positive and negative blocks.

Emma has started to collage and stitch some of her prints.

Clare made these blocks over night - beautifully printed onto linen.
Clare's first try out prints of the blocks which were flooded with procion dye powder and water. We use acrylic paint to print with and this resists the clourwash and gives you a fabulous coloured background for your prints. Much cheaper than buying coloured paper to print onto.

One of Shaun's lovely blocks - this one was a section of her 'journey' form the first week-end.

Shaun's blocks are at the top of this image and the printed cloth shows her mirrored blocks.

Another one of Shaun's beautiful printed cloths showing the repeats and overprinting with the 'negative' block.

Jo had fun trying to match her overprints and off setting them.

A table full of fabulous prints all developed from Jo's original designs from the first week-end.

Sally tried printing on all kinds of card and paper from cereal packets to envelopes like the one above.

One of Sally's overprints.

Sally created an amazing body of work over the weekend.

I love teaching at The Old Needle Works, it is an old industrial building that has all the facilities I need for my teaching, space, large tables, power and water.
Add to that my lovely friend Brenda Killigrew being in attendance to check we have enough biscuits, coffee, lunch - it makes me a very happy girl.

Our next week-end is the 14th & 15th July - not long for them to do their homework. They are stitching into their prints. 

If you belong to Facebook go to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Experimental-Textiles-Kim-Thittichai/163283957086090 and look at the photo albums.


There are 4 places left on my one day workshop Bonded and bejewelled newspaper for stitch, at Foredown Tower on the 10th June. Foredown Tower, Foredown Road, Portslade, Brighton. 01273 422632. The cost of the workshop is £35.


I am off to the Isle of Wight Thursday to Sunday with the family - we are giving the old'uns a short break in a rather splendid hotel. I am looking forward to some gentle walks in beautiful countryside, big cooked breakfasts  . . and time with my wonderful sister.



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