Friday, February 27, 2009
I spent today at a workshop on open mesh screen printing, taught by my friend, Janet Lasher, in her Charlotte studio. What a fun day!
Janet and all of the students today (me, Linda Stegall and P.J. Howard) are members of the Charlotte group Fiber Art Options. Janet is a wonderful teacher. She taught five classes at International Quilt Festival in Houston last year, and has been invited back to teach this fall.
Here is a print on fabric by Janet:
and a detail of the same print:
Linda’s print featured an elegant swirl and a sophisticated color palette:
P.J. thought her design came out looking like birch bark …
… or birch trees, when turned the other direction:
Janet had done a photo-emulsion screen of a paper cut, then used Caran D'Ache Neocolor Artists’ Crayons to fill in areas before printing:
P.J.’s Caran D’Ache print was interesting on striped fabric:
Here’s my Caran D’Ache print (left) hanging up to dry with P.J.’s birch print:
Janet’s cat Apollo supervised the print-making:
Janet had the BIG set of Caran D’Ache: