Fabric strip 2 (HC524)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Fabric strip 2

Materials and techniques

Description of each section:

1 - Slub cotton fabric painted with liquid dyes with bought piece of transparent fabric stitched over half.
2 - Yellow cotton fabric parinted with fish images. Photocopies used to make screen.
3 - Dyed background using watered-down pigment to get marble-like texture. Printed with blue puff pigment spots.
4 - Commercially printed cotton fabric bought from car bootsale.

Dimensions

length:  178cm
width:  14.2cm
depth:  1.1cm

Object number

HC524

Category

Maker's statement

Each fabric piece I make is made in a similar way to making a painting, gradually adding line, image and texture, but using screen-printing rather than a paint brush. I have a dozen or so pieces on the go at any time. I usually use different weights of cotton fabrics such as calico, cotton lawn and velvet. I begin a piece by painting or dipping using a liquid dye which is fully absorbed, this is then overprinted many times and finally the dyes are fixed at high temperature so that the colour doesn't fade.