Printing the next Hidden Message fabrics

So having sampled on similar coloured fabrics I spent the weekend using thermofax and screen printing to create a group of gorgeous fabrics ready for the next set of Hidden Message pieces. I started with a hand dyed 21 piece colour family. I used a single screen on some. Others I used a couple of screens. Some were discharged. Some were printed with screen printing inks. Some were over printed. I still have 7 pieces of fabric to print but I’m pretty happy with the results so far.

Printed hand dyed colour family

Printed hand dyed colour family

Printing - marking out fabric with pins and thread so that I can see where to print

Printing – marking out fabric with pins and thread so that I can see where to print

Printing - using kitchen towel to mask areas to stop 'ghosting'

Printing – using kitchen towel to mask areas to stop ‘ghosting’

Printing with discharge paste - activating with an iron

Printing with discharge paste – activating with an iron

Printed fabrics drying in the studio

Printed fabrics drying in the studio

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2 responses to “Printing the next Hidden Message fabrics

  1. janice novachcoff

    just discovered your blog and love your work. Never thought of using paper twwel to prevent ghosting, I have usually tried to wipt the frames clean, this seems much more sensible.

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    • Thanks Janice! Only watchout when using paper towel is to pick one without a strong embossed pattern as I have seen the pattern transfer onto the wet discharge media.

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