Saturday, May 09, 2009

Thermofax

Hia all remember the fabrics i dyed last month? Well in today's workshop we used thermofax screens to decorate them further. We tried feathers... Circles, this one is a bit of a compex cloth, I dyed, screened and then rollered and stamped with home made stamps.
Another complex cloth I am thinking about making into a bag, it is rollered, thermofaxed circles and then over stamped with a bock made from tile spacers.


Here are all my days work. I was competely shattered after todays course, I think the stress of all the uncertainty at school has had me so on edge that when I went to the course and relaxed as I worked I really felt the pressure of the last week. So far I am ok but you never know what they are going to do.



My lovely year 11's left this week and I made then the now traditional leaving gift. I made corsages in a lovely purpe shot silk and turquoise taffeta, and after making them all remembered I had a boy this year and so made him a quick denim cuff, which I forgot to photograph!


I hope that things start perking up soon, I don't know about the rest of you but I am so down lately, there seems to be nothing to be cheerful about, the world seems to have gone to hell in a hand cart!



11 comments:

Annette J said...

Love the feather imagery. I have a couple of thermofax screens I bought but as yet haven't had the courage to use them. Maybe later. Sorry to hear about the redundancies, we went through the same thing in December when dh was made redundant. Thinking of you.
Luv annette

Nellie's Needles said...

In all this turmoil you've created some marvelous pieces for future work.

To keep a perspective on these times just remember that for ever someone somewhere has considered the "world going to hell in a hand cart".

Vicki W said...

Your fabrics are wonderful!

SianaBanana said...

I Love the feathers !!

JannArt said...

I love your fabrics.

Things are uncertain at my place of work also. I sympathise with how you feel. Keep up the good work I love visiting your blog.

Deborah said...

The fabrics look great Carol.
Looks like it was a fun day.

Jude said...

Wow, you did good.
Don't go to my blog, it'll only make you worse.

Sandy said...

Even though you were depressed, you created great pieces.

Julie said...

Lovely fabric Carol. I keep thinking about buying a Thermofax screen or two but I can never decide which I might want to use repeatedly. The feather is a very versatile design though and I like the idea of use tile spacers. I hope you feel more uplifted soon. I try not to watch too much news as it's so depressing. I wonder how we'd all feel if they put more emphasis on the good news?

arlee said...

i've found the best way to deal with all the news is jsut to not listen to it! Put on the Eagles singing "Dirty Laundry" and create your heart out---to hell in a handbasket with the "news"! :}

Gail P said...

Lovely pieces!!! So sorry to hear about the worries at school! The world is a mess, more so than it has been in decades. We've all got to think positive or we'll go down with the ship; I'm not going down!!!!