I have finished the big part of my screenprinting mid term. This is my fabric, i have 15 ft (approx) of fabric, and i dyed it with cochineal (a type of beetle used to replace red dye 3 in lipsticks and food) and aluminum acetate, and then printed the designs on. I then applied the devore paste onto the fabric. when you heat set it, it breaks down the cotton where you place it. it only breaks down cotton, so most of the printing is intact, and i put polyester thread through it on the sewing machine to give it structure.
this is about 1/2 of the full meterage.
you can really see the threads i put back and forth on the fabric here.
most of the printing didn't break down
sometimes its hard to tell what is background and what is fabric!
I spent approx 20 hours doing this fabric, lets hope I don't screw up the sewing!!!!
I am making a dress with it for the wearable art show AND my midterm.