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

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

  3. 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!

  4. So cool – especially that first one.

  5. 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.

  6. 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?

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