2. Jul, 2019

Try one Print on thermofax

I would make a hopeless scientist because I never change just one thing. I had the last of the autumn leaves in a plastic bag in the fridge and used these (after soaking in water to try and print onto the thermofaxed cotton - the fabric was some antique cotton a friend had given me and that I has scoured and mordanted before beginning. I aimed at having a fine tracery of thermofax with the boldness of the leaves on top but I think the thermofax is too fine for the leaf imprints. When I look att he thermofax print below I do think the cochineal thermofax leached its colour during the steaming process so I may need to fix the thermofax prior to the eco print steaming. I might consider doing something further to this piece - as a graduate of Jane Dunnewold's Complex Cloth course I am quite well versed now in layering and adding to fabric that I am not 100% happy with the result. The leaves used here are Forest tulip leaves (Autumn) with the underside of the leaf to the fabric. The leaves that retained more colour printed better than those that had begun to lose their Autumn brilliance - maybe something to consider later