Among us were varied experience levels with this medium. I had never done simple silk screening, nevermind deconstructive silk screens,
but I took to it immediately. I love it – it’s a medium that seems second nature to me and, right from the start, I was getting results
that I’ve been trying to achieve with other mediums not as perfectly suitable as this one.
These are mine:
In order to preserve the dye these need to be wrapped in plastic and placed in a warm place for some hours to set.
New ones are already batching.
Cindy cranked out some fun pieces:
Diana’s tjanting waxed screen below left which also incorporates the center screen, and on the right, successive prints
and what’s left on the screen in her hands. As you can see, Diana is quite good at this. She won the Conant grant
from the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild for 2014. Her journey is chronicled here.
She’s a talented upstart to keep your eyes on!
Patricia played with a lovely gourd using many of the techniques we were taught with great results.
Left: Sita’s soothing work,” courtesy of Diana G. Right: one of Judy’s multi-layered DSPs.
This is one of Diane’s DSPs. She has recently published a new book on dying and Procion MX dyes. You can see it here:
Miki’s DSPs below (again thanks Diana). Canning lids were used to make the first screen and, you can see the screen that made this seashell print here.
It’s crazy that my camera died before I could get so many pics, but that’s the way it was. One person that I didn’t get any pics of her
or her art is Lois, a great gal! We connected with one another. Go here to check her out!
Also, Ann produced some fine works and was the only one not to work on textile, but on paper. She was working on some stunning works in class but her art can be seen on her own website.
And Tomi’s pieces are on this page. Sorry if I missed anyone here – I enjoyed being with each one of you!
And then there was Judy from Cape Cod who was lots of fun but did not want her picture taken!
And finally….drum roll…. the queen bee of DSP herself, and a really fine person as well!
Kerr’s fabulous piece and exemplar of mark making!
Thank you Kerr!