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Ditchling Workshop January 2019

A busy start to the year, with a print workshop and dye pot for safflower.


Safflower petals are soaked and the ph level adjusted at different stages of the process.


safflower pink

Whisking dye extract into gum tragacanth to make a paste suitable for various print processes.


Using the dye paste for screen printing yielded some great results


The dye paste could be used for block printing


or painted on to fiber or fabric


We tried to come up with a great title for our exhibition in May


We will be exhibiting in here…..


and here.


Jenny brought her camera to document (other) Jenny’s textile collection and filmed a group portrait.

My first screen print with the tragacanth dyes

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