We move forward from two successful exhibitions in 2016 in Prague and in the USA to the challenge of an exhibition in the Netherlands in the Autumn. We continue to work on A2 sized pieces in portrait format and will be producing four pieces over the year with the theme of 'Freedom'. An essential part of our art is working in series to a common format which does give us all a framework for our creative endeavours.

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Nr. 3

In the nick of time! I have been working on my third quilt for 2013 for quite a long time. I found it difficult to work with the face, but in the end I am quite happy with it.

The middle part was done with a kind of photo transfer. I say kind of, because I copied the photo onto a transparency/ overhead sheet, planning on making a screen print. However, the ink did not dry so I just rubbed it off onto the fabric. This actually gave a lovely, if quite vague, image. Then I did the side parts using a flour resist. However this required quite rough handling which almost made all of the ink disappear. In the end I used fabric paints to recover the image and finished off with machine and hand stitching.


  1. There are 2 types of transparency sheets. One for a laserjet and one for an inkjet printer. The one for the inkjet printer has one rough side and one smooth side. That is the one you should have used. The other one has two smooth sides and the ink will not dry on it. However if you have bought those, you can use them for copying designs on it with a sharpie :-)

  2. What a lovely piece. The image looks almost alive. It worked! Despite the disasters (read: learning opportunities!)