Saturday, February 12, 2011

Following my earlier post a couple of weeks ago I can now say that I have moved into the new workshop in West St. Cromer and today have spent my first day working there. its all comming together well - I still need to collect a duplicate of various tools and equipment as I am still stitching at home as well. Next week I hope to get a knitting machine up in there - haven't touched one for 6 years - and incorporate a bit of knitted textile with other work.

I have been experimenting and producing a quantity of procion dyed and screen printed fabrics during the last few months. I mainly dye 3 metre lengths of silk crepe de chine, silk chiffon and silk velvet. These fabrics have a beautiful drape and take the colour fantastically well to give rich and vibrant tones. I am also screen printing single images onto the dyed fabric with discharge or pigment dyes. its a whole world of techniques to master.