FOQ seems rather a long time ago now but I was away last weekend and I’m only just getting on top of things again. And I did promise pics of my purchases so here they are!
There were some new-to-me threads by Wonderfil so I bought a special show pack of five to try out. These are cotton threads – I love the red bag they came in! The large cream coloured spool and the black one are thick linen threads for book binding which I bought from Empress Mills. I also got a couple of free sample silk threads just for going on their mailing list. I bought the skeins from Crafty Notions – one is nettle thread, the other is hemp. I thought they would make great texture for printing. I also bought that red stuff that looks like a washing up scourer for printing, or perhaps to photograph to make into a thermofax screen. Great texture, again! I bought some essential though boring dyeing supplies too – replacement fume filters for my respirator from Art Van Go and some alum for natural dyeing.
My main purchases, though, are these books on Screen Printing and Thermofax Printing by Claire Benn and Leslie Morgan. I’m hoping to use these in the next few weeks – I made the most of the last few sunny days (now sadly disappeared) by soda soaking lots of fabric and drying it in readiness.