Explore the wonderfully spontaneous and serendipitous technique of monotype printing on fabric using textile paints. Painting and drawing skills are not only not required they can even sometimes get in the way! In monotype printing the printing plate itself is blank. You create the imagery by adding and removing paint in various ways before laying your fabric down for printing. Once your fabric is removed the image is gone from the plate, hence the term mono type.
In this class students will explore the use of several sub-straights to create monotype printing including gelatin, Plexiglas and ceramic tiles on both dry and wet fabric as they experiment with both subtractive and additive methods for applying paint and imagery. Leave class with an armload of samples that can be embellished and embroidered to create finished fiber art pieces, or combine them into a larger piece or art quilt.
Textile paints are water soluble and easy to clean with just soap and water. If used correctly they can leave little or no trace of a hand to your textiles, while you can enjoy the ease of working with paint rather then thickened dyes!
On day 2 students are welcome to use hand stitching and beading to embellish their prints.