I found a bag of fabric leftovers from last year's project, so I have some reasonable fabric on which to print. I took this to class, feeling quite relieved to have some materials with which to work.
I started by printing the spot repeat, on paper. The 3 images below show the amazing difference of using the same spot pattern, in the same 6 grid spot repeat, but varying the scale of the grid upon which they are worked - 6", 5" and 4".
Then I used one of the large photocopies to expose a large screen, and that process went perfectly. So thankfully I have a good quality screen to use - third time lucky. Next I worked on darkening the positive and negative versions of a simple stripe design, and this also was successful. I don't have a screen available on which to expose the designs, but it's all ready to roll.
|Two long narrow designs - in fact two stripe patterns|
The black motifs will reproduce well on a screen. The black background version will need to be dovetailed carefully to achieve quality print, but I'm quite confident I can print some interesting repeat patterns with these two complementary designs.
So not much actual work, but lots of successful preparation was the tone of today. Not before time. Hopefully lots of printing tomorrow.