I have been slowly washing out more of the fabric. In between buying some gorgeous teal coloured boiled wool/viscose fabric and making it into a jacket! More later on that…
I printed this piece of silk with corrugated cardboard (the yellowy bits) and then overprinted with a gocco screen made with the same stamp that I used for the maroon coloured fabric in the last post. I think this one changed the least when I washed it out.
Here is the washed version:
And a detail:
For the next piece, I used these ochres from Clearwell Caves in the Forest of Dean, and soy milk as a binder, made from soy beans.
This is what it looked like when I painted it.
And here it is washed … I like the way you get more definition in the washed version.
Here it is on my design wall, next to a piece which had been previously rusted dyed and which I overpainted with the ochres, giving some subtle textures.
This one looked the most unpromising when I printed it. I’ve got a feeling I used it as a wiping-up cloth and then screened over the top with the gocco screen made from the image of a letter.
It definitely looks more promising now!
Last week I had a break from washing out fabric and did some dressmaking for a change! I went shopping in Cardiff the previous weekend and bought this gorgeous teal coloured boiled wool fabric from the newly opened John Lewis. This jacket only took a morning to make! I did make a practise version with some green cotton/viscose fabric I had lying around and actually this one was easier to make because the curved seams were a doddle with this stretchy fabric. Also, I didn’t have to hem anything as it is boiled wool and doesn’t fray! It’s super warm and cozy and I’ve already worn it a lot. Which is more than can be said for a lot of my previous dressmaking attempts! I bought the pattern a few years ago meaning to use it with some of my dyed fabrics and I have even more incentive to use it now I’ve made it twice. It’s the swing fever jacket from CNT Pattern Co (no affiliation).