Sunday, 12 July 2015

Ruth Brown "Turn Round When Possible"

This evening we met Ruth Brown who talked about the things that make you turn around, change direction towards a new project or technique.
Ruth began her career in textiles in her 40s after 20 years of working in IT, after seeing someone painting silk at a show when she was a reluctant visitor.
Ruth is involved in the running of "Patchings" next year which means there will be more textiles on show
Ruth had her second book on sale this evening
We were also able to see this lovely quilt in the "Breakdown Printing" technique
It is not in pieces where it has been stitched. This is the way it has been printed
 
Breakdown printing is a technique of using dry ink on a screen/thermofax screen. Each time you print, the dye wets out gradually so the results, seen here above and below, show subtle changes every time you print. Manutex pushes the colour through.
 
Ruth displayed three fabrics which shows the size of her work
Details are below

This one is hanging on the left on the screen
 Roberta and Jean examine the overprinting on the centre panel
Close up of the right panel
Close up of the centre panel

Close up of the centre panel

Close up of the centre panel

Close up of the panel on the left

Close up of the panel on the left

Ferns close up of the panel on the left

 












 
 

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