Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Paper lamination

First, a lucky find:
these are hearts and small so ideal for the Quilters Guild Tombola at The Festival of Quilts next month.. little felt Heart brooches, leftovers from a table sale for the church!

I've been working on some more paper lamination that I did at Summer School with Christine Chester. A collage of newspapers is laid down on the print bed and then a sheer voile is pinned on top. Then a fabric medium is screen printed over the top, heat set and dunked in warm water to remove the excess paper. in theory you can see through to the print layer underneath but today my medium was too thick and is too opaque. however the back, paper side is rather interesting...

Yesterday I went to print in Helen's workshop at Raveningham and used two sizes of thermofax screens with almost writing to print a background fabric on some pretty commercial cotton left over from a grand-daughters quilt.

The plan is to combine the two to make a quilt for the Stretching Art challenge in  the USA.
Deadline approaches!


  1. I am fascinated by the paper lamination technique as I use paper a lot. It will be interesting to see how this emerges.


Thank you. Heather