We started our dye workshop yesterday, the messiest of all! We were first set the task of stretching and dying papers that we brought in from home. I had never come across this before and was curious to see what the outcomes would be like. Once we made our papers wet and painted them using a few resist methods such as salt, wax and sand, we left them to dry over lunch. We then tried another method of printing, this was called Procion painting. This is where you paint directly onto the face of the screen with reactive dyes before passing Procion MX through the screen with a squeegee to push through the dyes and reveal the print. I found this method of printing interesting due to its uniqueness and individuality because it was hand painted onto the screen.
I have created a lot of samples in the work shop and have had fun in the process. I learnt new ways to print and now have green coloured hands! I’ve really enjoyed my time and can’t wait to get messy in my next work shop on Friday.