Overprinting Gocco screens on fabric

Sorry about that untitled post with the wisteria picture.  It was meant to go to my Daily Photo blog but for some reason Windows Live Writer has been unable to publish posts to it for a few weeks – it keeps getting an error message -and I sent it by mistake to this blog. Has anyone who uses Blogger and Windows Live Writer had this problem?

This week I’ve been thinking about a series I am planning (and indeed started) around my local tidal river and its muddy banks.  A lot of the fabric which I screenprinted in January was designed around this theme and I decided that I wanted to overprint some of it with horizontal lines of the gocco screens I had made.  These are the results.

Here is some of the fabric hanging on the line drying – I love seeing lines of dyed and printed fabric on the washing line.  Much better than clothes… The backgrounds are what I printed in January.

printed fabric drying 

I printed this green fabric with a gocco screen made from a photo of the cracks in the mud.  The background is also based on the same photo but printed with a different method.  I’m planning on cutting most of these fabrics and fusing them in horizontal strips to represent the various parts of the river.

gocco printed fabric

Here is a detail. 

overprinting with gocco screen on fabric

The next piece was the ‘footprints’ fabric with a screen made from a photo of reeds overprinted on it.

more goccoed fabric 

And a detail:

blue fabric

 rust dyed silk overprinted

This is some rust-dyed silk overprinted with the mud formations gocco print.

detail of gocco printed rust dyed fabric

And some red-green fabric:

red/green fabric

This has the same screen patterns as the green fabric above, but it is cotton organza or something similar and is slightly transparent.

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