Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Saturday 17th November LAURA BOSWELL

Today was our printmaking workshop with Laura Boswell. Her publicist and husband very kindly provided a plethora of photographs which he has shared with us. Here are just some of them.
Here we all are, eager and ready to start


                          Laura led by example every step of the procedure
This layout shows the toolbox and the brushes for cutting the plywood and painting the watercolours

To begin we transferred our individual designs onto tracing paper and then to the plywood

Laura advised on colour separation - a block cut for each design on the board

Dot in ''physcho'' mode
This photo is courtesy of Clare, showing Dot demonstrating the correct way of holding the tool and bearing white knuckles - well done Dot, perfect!

Demonstration of the all important Kento

Cutting the Kento - the grooves into which the dampened paper is slotted so that registration is accurate





Fiona's 2 cuts for her beautiful tree design


Laura had prepared the printing papers in advance
 The papers were dampened and sat inside sheets of dampened newspaper in a plastic folder.
Each print was placed back into the folder to maintain the damp pages

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Edwina McKinnon

A brilliant and inspiring afternoon was had by all. Edwina McKinnon brought her quilts to show us. Her theme was about using colour but she told us about so many exciting ways to dye and stitch fabrics. Her quilts were glorious. Many of us wanted to rush home and start dyeing and stitching.