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Printing Text


This morning, I awoke, feeling like the crappy virus had left me. By late morning, I was up for a walk with Scooter and Mr C. After lunch, I headed for my studio to get the printing done for this month’s Printed Fabric Bee Queen. The criteria was – text based, favored color – turquoise and other bright colors, 12 inches square.

I found a turquoise fabric that I had painted a while ago.


Lisa said we could use any kind of text, real or imagined. I have a stamp with fake handwriting. I used purple dynaflow paint.


Here is the base printing on the fabric with the stamp and purple paint.


For the next layer, I used a thermofax screen that I made some time ago. I used chartreuse screen printing paint.


I was disappointed that I did not get a sharper print with the chartreuse. My test on plain muslin was much better. But, it has a nice subtlety.


I got a great idea for my What’s Blue to You quilt for High Fiber Diet. It has to be 24 x 60 inches. I printed out a rastorized version of my idea and pinned it to my design wall. I think it is going to work. So that is my project for next week. Stay tuned for the fun.

I snapped a photo of the street car that rolls by my studio. Love the sound.


One Response to “Printing Text”

  1. NAOMI BLOOM says:

    Loved reading this, Geri, following your process. Surprised Thermofax still around; must be altered form not what’s in my memory from NYC office days in last century.

    This morning had conversations with weaving spouse about ideas for imagery for his tapestries. Working lately on masks, started looking at “Columbia River basket-making” for regional designs. Does seem to be that kind of day. Now we need to take a walk!