Transfer Printing with Mary Gamester April 2017

4 09 2017

BQ members have always enjoyed printing, dying and painting workshops but this one was the first time most of us had tried using transfer paints.  For a start buying fabric which has a significant amount of polyester goes against the grain for us as patchworkers.  We found sheets from Amazon or Dunelm did the job at an excellent price.  Mary inspired us all with her samples and her enthusiasm.  The colours when you paint them on paper are often very different to the much paler colours that are achieved when you transfer to fabric so there is a lot to learn.  You can of course use the paint on any man made fabric like organza and lutradur.

I was excited to find that you could use one piece of painted paper to achieve several fabric images and at the end, you still had a lovely piece of paper that could be use in mixed media work.  I have used several of my samples in my journal quilts for the Quilters guild contemporary quilt group.  Below you can see a couple of pieces of Mary’s work followed by some of the painted and printed paper. I used lutradur with circular masks to print the blue piece which I used with lots of other painted and printed fabric in my journal quilt which is the bottom image.

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4 09 2017
Rosemary Ann Otter

Really enjoyed seeing all the quilts, I especially liked the transfer printing , colours and designs.

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