Friday, October 31, 2014

The Printed Fabric Bee - Science

This month all the busy Bees made fabric for Jackie Lams with the theme of "Science". Now thats a pretty wide open subject so I had to narrow it down somehow! So what does fabric and surface design have in common with science....well, its some of those chemicals that we use to make the water, dye and fabric get to know each other....chemicals such as soda ash, urea and sodium alginate!
I made Thermofax screens from those formulas:




And them printed them on a beautiful clamp dyed cotton. I think I had used a combination colour of brown and black but its pale and sets off the printing very well. But I decided to use the reverse side of the fabric, its a bit softer!

I also drew on a science symbol.......any idea what its called? Plus a few dots and stuff! Generally I'm pretty happy with it!


If you'd like a chance to wine a package of the 6" squares then trot on over to the blog and make a comment. You can find the blog here: http://theprintedfabricbee.blogspot.ca/

3 comments:

Carol said...
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Carol said...

This was fabulous! What a fun and personal way to interpret the theme!

Laura said...

Hi Susan
It's an atom diagram. The centre is the nucleus of the atom with neutrons and protons and the elliptical paths around denote the electrons.