Despite the warnings that the weekend in Canberra was going to be heavy rain and freezing, my Indigo resist workshop was a wonderful way to spend the days indoors with a lovely group of women eager to extend their knowledge of resist prints and indigo dyeing. We kept our strength up with delicious lunches and morning and afternoon teas in front of a raging open fire in the kitchen, just the perfect antidote to the crisp temperature outside. We explored many types of printing and monoprinting onto fabrics with two types of resist pastes and I encouraged students to layer their fabrics so that different intensities of indigo could be achieved.
|Submerging the resist printed fabric into the indigo vat|
|Exploring cut stencils and screenprinting rice resist paste.|
|Creative use of clay resist using the leaves from outside.|
|Our happy group proudly showing off one of their samples|
produced over the weekend.