Sunday, March 27, 2011

Fabric Printing with Miranda Earle

I have just completed a weekend workshop of Fabric Printing at Miranda Earle's studio. It was fabulous fun made all the more enjoyable in the company of some mates: Nic. Trish and Tony. Miranda taught us how to use square and triangle lino blocks to produce repeatable designs. Her own work is distinctive and quite beautiful. I'll let the photos tell the rest of the story.
Inspiration for my design.

My initial sketch.

Design transferred onto lino block and the carving process begins.

Nic and Trish in action.

My design printed - Here I chose to print in sections ready for a bag.

Trish's delicate and gorgeous poppies.

Nic's fantastic fish!

Tony's Japanese inspired design - a striking and effective overall print.

Great work - thanks Miranda!!!


  1. They're all beautiful! Well Done everyone, can't wait to see your planned bag :o)

  2. This looks wonderful - both your design and the workshop. Must put it on my "to do" list.

  3. That looks like great fun! Can't wait to see your new bag :-)

  4. Wow, I would love to take a class like this. All of the designs you all made are so striking. Thanks for letting me know how your bag is working out. Although I like the long handle, I did shorten it in my shop bags by 2 inches. And I too have been using mine for biking to the store, post office, etc! The transmission went out in my van about a month ago. So biking has been my main transportation until it is fixed, which hopefully will be this week!

  5. The prints looked great Gay. What sort of ink did you use?

  6. Yes Gay would like to participate Alison


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