a little repeat and a bit about how to burn a screen

I am reblogging some of my older posts because I am hoping they will inspire me to screen and dye again. It gets harder when working a full time day job but- not impossible! Oh oxalis I need to have you in my house again!

This post is from May 2012!

i dye every day

Well a lot has happened since yesterday. I have this lovely oxalis plant. Have you ever seen these? The leaves close up at night and open during the day. The leaves have three parts to them and each part is shaped kind of like a triangular gingko leaf. If you treat them right, Oxalis will allow you to see their tiny pink flowers. I’ve seen them in green and the lovely red brown that I have. Each leaf set is like an individual plant that grows from a clump under the dirt. The word ryzome is in my mind but I’m not sure why.

I made a silkscreen from the leaves and set it up so that when I print I can repeat the pattern and keep going down the length of the fabric. Here is how I did it.

I positioned the leaves in a way that was pleasing…

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4 Responses to a little repeat and a bit about how to burn a screen

  1. Christine says:

    Marjorie, it’s so interesting to read your blogs! I love learning from you. I can learn because you are sharing your process! Thank you sooooo much!

  2. Margo says:

    Marjorie, this is a great idea and one I have just started doing too as I had seen people, on some of the pages I follow, asking for things I had blogged about ages ago. I was also delighted to find your page as I LOVE hand dyeing. I have a screen but really haven’t got into screenprinting properly but am very inspired by your post!
    Thanks
    Margo

    • marjorie says:

      Thanks Margo,
      So nice to hear from you. Yes I was feeling like maybe I was just being lazy, but I’m trying to get myself inspired to work again! I always say -tonight I will work, but by the time I get home . . .

      • Margo says:

        It must be difficult to get started in the evening if you have to go out to work during the day. I work at home but still struggle to find time to do the things I want to rather than have to!

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