Discharge printing, on fabrics that I have dyed previously and on silks from india that have been stashed away for years. This was also a chance to try out the new screen made with the paper cuts and to repeat a bit of "Charles Rennie Mackintosh meets Frank Lloyd Wright at the Willow Tearooms".
The lighter patterns appear solely as a result of the discharge paste being applied through the silk screen. As I didn't dye these silks myself, I had no idea what the result would be. Excitingly, they are all lovely, details below.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh etc, the first on shot silk dupion and then on tightly woven paper silk
Papercuts on dyed, waxed, dyed again cotton
The paste has to be activated by steaming, so the studio was baking. All worth it though.
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