Monday, 20 November 2017
Lillian led the day with a technique using wax crayons, acrylic inks and Markal oil sticks
Who said ironing isn't fun?
Dina - living proof of the hard work that went into today's production!
A further technique of scratching into the painted wax
Just a blitz of activity and production today ladies
Other work accomplished today
Janet worked on her spider for the Grand Theatre project - Jack and the Beanstalk display
Coming along nicely Janet
Elise's hand embroidery in progress
Thank you ladies for your company today. A pleasure as always
You are now saving your teabag papers and dyeing your fabric with tea or coffee and baking in the oven (very carefully), in preparation for our December meeting
Monday, 23 October 2017
Today we were led by Annie who worked so hard throughout the day to inspire and help us produce some wonderful dry point prints
Here are just some of Annie's wonderful examples - small and so beautiful
Abstract can work aswell as pictorial
Happy Christmas - written in reverse to read correctly but still the words were in the wrong order. The moral of the process is to write any letters with great care and a lot of thought
Annie's patchwork example
Close-up of the patchwork print
Fine copper was used instead of card
So Annie began by demonstrating...
We sat and have never been so quiet!!
Annie's husband has made the tools by filing the long nail to a lovely sharp point. Masking tape helps to grip the tool
We worked with great gusto on fine quality paper
Printing ink is wiped on - wiped off - so it sits in the grooves
It is then pressed through the rollers on Annie's wonderful press
Jude's print - on card - printed on paper and finally printed on a spray blown piece of fabric
A very successful day all round.
Our thanks to Annie for a day well spent.