Saturday, 30 November 2013

Extraordinary Prints from Ordinary Objects - J

J is for J-cloth!

After a bit of a hiatus, I'm back to printing the alphabet - and J it is!
The ever so absorbent J-cloth is good for cleaning up many different 
messes - and creating colourful prints to boot!

Just add fabric and Pigment to the J-cloth and print, print,
print! I am partial to Colour Vie pigments

In this print I ripped the J-cloth into strips, placed them randomly
under the fabric, and used a brayer to roll a small amount of black
pigment over the whole fabric. The effect is a bit like a rubbing.

Strips of J-cloth under the fabric, then I used the brayer to roll on
first black then metallic gold pigments.

First I painted the fabric with Colour Vie pigments.
While the pigment was still wet I used a rolled up piece of J-cloth
to remove areas of wet pigment.

Finished print. Hmmm, could be used for a cloud effect as well....

On this fabric I dipped the strips of J-cloth in pigment and used the strips
to print the random stripy marks.

When the pigment was dry I over painted with turquoise pigment, scaped
and added some gold prints.

There is always the trusty old rag rolling technique. Totally immerse
the J-cloth in pigment and roll away!

J-cloth rolled fabrics.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

November - and looking back.....

My Fabulous Summer and Fall Months of Teaching Design and Printing
Wild Prints from Nature in Hastings, ON

Marta with her corn cob print
Wild print for sure!

A lovely field trip to the Alderville First Nations
Black Oak Savanna, near Hastings, ON

Using my Portuguese potato masher.
Windsor, ON
Finished potato masher print

Texture designs, Haliburton Fabric Arts
diploma programme

Border design, Haliburton Fabric Arts, diploma programme

Block print, repeat (Haliburton FAR diploma programme)
Block print: variation of repeat, Haliburton 

Screen printed fabric, Haliburton FAR diploma programme

Screen printing in the Fabric studio, Haliburton

Monday, 18 November 2013

Make fantastic one-of-a-kind gifts in our 3 upcoming workshops!

 1. Indigo dye silk scarves - 
Nov. 23 - 24, 2013 “The World of Indigo” with Pam Woodward  
$150 (+$15 materials fee)

2. Photos on fabric -
Nov. 30,  2013 “Photographic Images on Fabric” with Gunnel Hag

3. Print on place mats, tote bags, T-shirts or tea towels - 
Dec. 7,  2013 “Printapalooza on Fabric” with Gunnel Hag

Treat yourself to my fun filled workshops today...

Call early to reserve your space
416- 532-7435 (local calls) or 1-877-425-8379 (toll free) 
or e-mail

All workshops are held at the Colour Vie Studio, 
222 Symington Ave., Toronto, ON

For more information and yummy pictures 
please visit and click on Workshops