Sunprinting

England/Wales 2013: The 3rd day - Crescents, Circus, and Quilts

Pratt Hotel

After a walk through its streets, circles and crescents we also consider a certain Anne Elliot's dislike of Bath a prejudice and a mistake. Who could not fall back into a leisurely stroll and out of our 21st century trot after fame and fortune when promenading through this lovely town which owes its architecture and reputation to the Regency era when Bath was an important and very fashionable spa town...

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Sunprinting without nose, but perhaps in the South of France?

Sunprinting without nose

Jutta took some serious advantage today of the exceptionally hot and sunny weather we have been enjoying (well, not always enjoying!) lately. She took her Sunprinting equipment into the garden and did some experimenting on new angles for one of her favourite techniques to put colour on fabric.

If you are really interested in Sunprinting, we suggest that you keep your calendars free for early September 2014. What would you say to a week of Sunprinting in the south of France?

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Fake Indigo

Fake Indigo

This project represents the culmination of this year’s Sunprinting season and creates a series of white and blue fabrics which resemble the indigo resist dyes called “Blaudruck” which have been popular in many different regions of Europe for centuries....

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Spitzenstücke

Spitzenstücke

This small wall quilt was sewn entirely with fabrics dyed with a technique called Sun-printing, a fun technique which whips up intricate patterns on fabric as if by magic. However, if you don’t have sun-printed fabrics at hand, don’t despair: This pattern lends itself beautifully to showcase any group of fabrics with interesting or contrasting patterns...

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Fabulous

We love shawls. We have loved them ever since we discovered how feminine, yet practical a light shawl can be: draped over bare shoulders in late summer when an evening breeze brings on some shivers, wound around a neck in early autumn to improve the warmth of light jackets, or just flung over a shoulder to smarten up a simple outfit at the very last minute.

We also love sunprinting. Especially using plastic fake lace table cloths. So we thought that a light fake lace cotton shawl would be just the thing to wind up a very satisfactory sunprinting season. The result is “Fabulous”, although we say it ourselves... (30 August 2011) --- Free until 1 September 2011!---

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Four – Ships

Four – Ships

Sesterces are meant to be quick creative activities which allow us to try one or more techniques in a small project. For us, this usually serves the purpose of focusing our minds on whether to include new techniques in our Techniques section or not. The “Four – Ships” Sesterce is a great example because it uses three different colour manipulation techniques: Sunprinting, frottage and stencilling... (8 August 2011)

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Sunprinting

Sunprinting

There are so many ways of dying, painting on and printing on fabric that you could get dizzy enumerating them all. And as you leaf through quilt and other craft magazines, you might get the impression that something new is added everyday.

Sunprinting is certainly not a new technique, but we think it is one of the coolest ways of splashing colour on humble white cotton. Perhaps because you do it in the sun and because its results never cease to fascinate...

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