07 June 2011

A silk screened image

Here is an easy way to use a silk screen. I printed a picture of a crow from my computer onto copy paper and cut out the image. I placed a piece of previously hand dyed fabric down, put the paper (cut out) image on top, laid the silk screen down on top of everything and screened the image with thickened dyes. I covered with plastic, rolled it up and batched. This image was done on plain white fabric. OK so I'm not a great documenter.

Later I used fabric paint in a plastic applicator to “attempt to” draw another crow next to the screened crow image after the fabric had been washed and dried. The lines came out too thickly for my taste so I stopped and used free motion to finish the “sketch”. I also free motioned details on to first screened image. I added some text and quilted.

 This could be used as a gift idea to make a "silhouette" of a pet or grandchild and stitch details and use text to personalize


  1. Beth, it's so funny, ever since I started reading your blog, I've been seeing crows and ravens everywhere.

    I'll be looking at a piece of art cloth or sometimes any hand-dyed fabric, and nearly every time, I'll think - "What would look good on that? A crow would look good on that!"

    On Sunday, a crow flew into our golf cart and stole my granola bar.

    Crows are everywhere.


  2. This idea is great....I miss the ravens in Alaska a lot. I've just got my dye pastes made and this technique fits them perfectly.

    Mary Ellen


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