Monday, August 22, 2005
I have assembled the quilt top and started the quilting. The greenish layer is polyester film which I have trimmed away to reveal the painted tree shape. I think I am going to add another colour into the tree contour- a darker one. I expect the colour will change quite a lot depending on the colour thread I use for the quilting which will be quite heavy so that the tree will pop out.
Several people asked me about Riso. It is actually Print Gocco and works in much the same way as thermofaxes- the equipment is not as expensive though the bulbs you use to expose the screens are pricey. It is a system whereby you can create small silk screens for printing- and is very handy and portable and can be used with most textile inks ( but not gutta gold as I discovered) You can also use the system to make cards and business cards. I can make screens up to A3 size but it takes a fair few bulbs to make one this size.