Saturday, June 25, 2011

In Pursuit of Complex Cloth:
Printing Approaches Workshop
On Felted And Silk Fibers

Tutor: Marie-Therese Wisniowski

Preamble
This blogspot exhibits many of my students outputs from a variety of workshops. There are one, two and five day workshops as well as workshops that have a different focus. Nevertheless, it always surprises me how much I learn from my students and how enthusiastic they are to learn and so for your convenience, I have listed the workshop posts below.

The University of Newcastle Multi-Media Course
The University of Newcastle (Newcastle and Ourimbah Campuses, NSW, Australia) 2008 to 2010.

One and Two Day Disperse Dye Workshops
Various Textile Groups (Australia) 2008 - 2011.

Five Day Workshop - In Pursuit of Complex Cloth
“Wrapt in Rocky” Textile Fibre Forum Conference (Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia) 29th June to 5th July 2008.

Five Day Workshop – In Pursuit of Complex Cloth
Orange Textile Fiber Forum (Orange, NSW, Australia) 19th to 25th April 2009.

5 Day Workshop – In Pursuit of Complex Cloth
Geelong Fiber Forum (Geelong, Victoria, Australia) 27th September to 3rd October 2009.

Two Day Workshop - Deconstructed and Polychromatic Screen Printing
Beautiful Silks (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) 20th to 21st March 2010.

Five Day Workshop – Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
“Wrapt in Rocky” Biennial Textile Forum/Conference Program (Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia) 25th June to 1st July 2010.

Two Day Workshop – In Pursuit of Complex Cloth
ATASDA (Sydney, NSW, Australia) 28th to 29th August 2010.

Two Day Workshop – In Pursuit of Complex Cloth (Day One)
”Stitching and Beyond” Textile Group (Woodbridge, Tasmania, Australia) 2nd to 3rd October 2010.

Two Day Workshop – In Pursuit of Complex Cloth (Day Two)
”Stitching and Beyond” Textile Group (Woodbridge, Tasmania, Australia) 2nd to 3rd October 2010.

Advance Silk Screen Printing
Redcliffe City Art Gallery Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia) 10th April 2011.

One Day Workshop - In Pursuit of Complex Cloth
The Victorian Feltmakers Inc. (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) 14th May 2011.

Five Day Workshop – Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
SDA (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA) 13th to 17th June 2011.

Five Day Disperse Dye Master Class – Barbara Scott
Art Quill Studio (Arcadia Vale, NSW, Australia) 15th to 19th August 2011.

Five Day Workshop – Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
Fiber Arts Australia (Sydney, NSW, Australia) 26th September to 1st October 2011.

One Day Workshop – Improvisational Screen Printing
Newcastle Printmakers Workshop Inc. (Newcastle, NSW, Australia) 5th November 2011.

One Day Workshops – Low Relief Screen Printing
Various classes within Australia.

Two Day Workshop – Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
ATASDA (Sydney, NSW, Australia) 23rd to 24th June 2012.

MSDS Demonstration at Zijdelings
(Tilburg, The Netherlands) October, 2012.

Five Day Workshop - Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
Fibre Arts@Ballarat (Ballarat, Victoria, Australia) 6th to 12th April 2013.

Two Day Workshop - Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
EFTAG (Tuross Head, NSW, Australia) 13th to 14th April 2013.

Two Day Workshop - Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
Zijdelings Studio (Tilburg, The Netherlands) 9th to 10th October 2014.

PCA - Celebrating 50 Years in 2016
Art Quill Studio 2016 Workshop Program.

Image Dreamings: Basic Silk Screen Printing Workshop - Part I
2016 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program (Newcastle, Australia).

Image Dreamings: Basic Silk Screen Printing Workshop - Part II
2016 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program (Newcastle, Australia).

In Pursuit of: Improvisational Screen Printing Workshop
2016 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program (Newcastle, Australia).

In Pursuit of: Low Relief Screen Printing (LRSP) Workshop
2016 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program (Newcastle, Australia).

Art Quill Studio 2017 Workshop Program
2017 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program (Newcastle, Australia).

In Pursuit of: Low Relief Screen Printing (LRSP)
2017 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program (Newcastle, Australia).


Introduction To “Complex Cloth” Printing Information
"Complex Cloth" is created using surface design processes like dyeing, color removal and/or discharge, painting, printing and foiling on natural fibers. Layered imagery is developed using traditional printmaking methods of silkscreen printing, stamping, stenciling, lino-block printing, transfer printing, hand painting, and digital imaging to create cloth of rich visual depth and complexity.

Fibers that are commonly used for the creation of complex cloth include: cotton, silk, rayon, hemp, linen, bamboo silk and various blends and weights of these fibers. This workshop explored print imaging techniques on silk and on felt. Felt being a fiber that is not commonly printed using complex cloth processes.

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One-Day Workshop Synopsis
This workshop was organized by Narelle Higgins, workshop co-ordinator of The Victorian Feltmakers Inc. in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

The workshop was held at the Hartwell Church Hall, Hartwell on the 15th May 2011. Olivia Beaman, Rita Caspersz, Laziza Hawkins, Heather Hillman, Marg Hogan, Judith Latham, June Paterson, Christine Smith and Gay Staurup attended the workshop.

In this one-day workshop, participants learnt how to create unique, one-of-a-kind printed fabrics and printed personalized imagery employing a variety of techniques. Using a variety of printing tools, processes, color combinations and pant media, participants were introduced to the underlying principles of color, contrast, value and scale employed in the creation of ArtCloth using fabric paints on mainly felted and some silk fibers. The workshop also explored and encouraged participants to think about the nuances of the color and design relationship via discussion and examples.

Group Photo at the Hartwell Church Hall, Hartwell, Victoria.
From back left to right: Christine Smith, Heather Hillman, Marg Hogan, Gay Staurup, June Paterson, Laziza Hawkins, Judith Latham and Olivia Beaman.
Sitting in front: Rita Caspersz.

Gay (a) Color, contrast and design study employing a patterned background and contrast motif on felt.

Gay (b). Color, scale and contrast study employing transparent and opaque fabric paints on a dark colored felt background.

Christine (a). Color, texture and design study employing color and contrast overprinting to create a softened background and contrast surface layer on felt.

Christine (b). Color, scale and contrast study employing transparent and opaque fabric paints on a deep colored felt background.

Olivia (a). Color, contrast and design study employing a patterned background and contrast motif on felt.

Olivia (b). Color, scale and contrast study employing transparent and opaque fabric paints on a dark colored felt background.

Marg (a). Color, texture and design study employing color and contrast overprinting to create a softened background and contrast surface layer on felt and embedded silk layers.

Marg (b). Color, scale and contrast study employing transparent and opaque fabric paints on a deep colored felt background.

Judy (a). Color, contrast and design study employing a patterned background and contrast motif on felt.

Judy (b). Color, scale and contrast study employing transparent and opaque fabric paints on a dark colored felt background.

Rita (a). Color, contrast and design study employing a patterned background and contrast motif on felt.

Rita (b). Color, scale and contrast study employing transparent and opaque fabric paints on a deep colored felt background.

Laziza (a). Color, texture and design study employing color and contrast overprinting to create a softened background and contrast surface layer on felt.

Laziza (b). Color, scale and contrast study employing transparent and opaque fabric paints on a dark colored felt background.

Heather (a). Color, contrast and design study employing a patterned background and contrast motif on felt.

Heather (b). Color, scale and contrast study employing transparent and opaque fabric paints on a dark colored felt background.

June (a). Color, contrast and design study employing a patterned background and contrast motif on felt.

June (b). Color, scale and contrast study employing transparent and opaque fabric paints on a deep colored felt background.

1 comment:

Linda Stokes said...

Great class samples - looks to be another interesting workshop.
I enjoyed trying your low relief screen printing method & posted a couple of pics on my blog.