Thursday, July 14, 2005

the accidental fabric

Last night was up till 3:00 playing in the studio and blogging (tsk tsk) and when i went to bed, I was up for the rest of the night. The French call it 'la nuit blanche' - I love that phrase, it is so descriptive. Anyway, I meant to post a picture of this fabric which I printed when I was demonstrating the art of screening with thickened dyes to Els van Baarle. I pulled 3 or 4 prints and they are similar but not exact. Now, I have to figure out how to use the fabric because I really don't love white backgrounds. They stick out like sore thumbs in most pieces, drawing too much attention to themselves. But hey, maybe I can find a way to use it appropriately -- in a piece called "Sore Thumb." Here is part of a second, slightly different print made from the same screen.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yum, yum.

Helene

Gerrie said...

I agree!! Yummy!!

Liz said...

I love these pieces - sometimes the accidents are the best!!

Could you layer them with chiffon or sheers to slightly tone down the white areas but still be able to see the design?

Elle said...

Ooooo...I love the patterns and colors in these!

Rayna said...

Maybe I could overdye them with ecru or chino. The original chino from ProChem used to be the best; the new Chino isn't as good but, hey, I'll take what I can get.

Everything I do is an accident -- and sometimes they are great; sometimes they are simply yeccch.
I don't know how to do it any other way.

michele martens said...

I like these a lot. I've screened over already dyed fabric, because I don't always like the white background, either.