Black fabric discharged

Here are a few pics of the black fabric I discharged.

black fabric discharged with screenprinting

When I did the soy wax resist printing in the autumn, I used some to make an interfacing stencil from the instructions in Claire Benn and Leslie Morgan’s book.  For this one, I just dribbed the soy wax on from a tjanting tool.  I didn’t get round to doing any printing with dyes from them so I used this one with the discharge paste.  I really like the effect.   Not sure where this fabric is going next (what’s new?) but it makes some great marks, doesn’t it?

For the next two, I had taken photos, the first of the sun shining on the river and the new bridge in Newport, and I decided to try transferring what was in my mind on to the fabric.  I made a rough sketch and then just played about with masking tape and a few stencils and this was the result:

discharged fabric - view of Newport river

The other photo was of street lamps shining on a night time street, so I did the same sort of thing.  This is a detail of it:

night time scene

This is the whole thing; not sure where it’s going next…

night time scene using black fabric and discharge paste

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7 Responses to Black fabric discharged

  1. Vicki W February 6, 2011 at 5:16 pm #

    These are spectacular! I’ve never heard of the interfacing technique. Which book is that in?

  2. Diane Wright February 6, 2011 at 6:02 pm #

    Yes, indeed, spectacular! I’ve never heard of that technique either…certainly interesting imagery you created. Very intriguing.

  3. Liz February 6, 2011 at 8:44 pm #

    Thanks, Vicki. It’s in their Screenprinting book, found here: http://www.committedtocloth.com/our-books/the-bookshelf/screen-printing

  4. Dorothy GIbbs February 7, 2011 at 1:25 am #

    Hi Liz,
    I love these… I was always a sucker for B/W or at least very little colour.
    Hope we see them with some stitching on them soon!
    Dorothy

  5. Sheila February 7, 2011 at 5:58 am #

    So cool – especially that first one.

  6. Gabriele Boehm February 22, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    Hallo Liz,you encouraged me to start with deconstructed…have the DVD and books and also the basic stuff.But because I am an autodidact and new in printing I need something to give me the last kick.I enjoy felting and silkpainting,but I love to go on with my screen.I like your work.Gabi from Cyprus.

  7. Liz February 22, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    Hi Gabi,

    Glad you are enjoying my work – thanks for the encouraging comment! I’d love to see some of yours – do you have a blog?