But in a last minute dash to the finishing post I have determined what the final piece will look like - and now I am trying to replicate on fabric the effect I had created on paper.
Here is the inspiration piece for my final piece - the 1m length of fabric I have to print. I did this on paper, using a paper template to create the white circle and colouring the background by literally just putting the paper onto another piece of paper with inks made from Procion Dyes. Then I used one of the Thermofax screens to print on top.
So the big question, how to get a similar effect on fabric.
I found the answer in B&Q!
Textured wallpapers covered in printing inks make lovely textured back grounds.
|The textured wall paper inked up is on the right hand side with the fabric sample on the left.|
|The textured wall paper inked up is on the bottom with the fabric sample on the top.|
This paper gives an effect similar to a bark pattern.