Sunday, 21 October 2012

In which we explore flour paste resist

Black acrylic paint in batik
I've just started a Creative Stitches class at a nearby Adult Education Centre.  We have been creating stitch samplers, dyeing cloth and  learning to use flour paste as a resist. This was my first attempt. Once the flour paste had dried, I crackled it into fine lines and used a hard brush to push black acrylic paint into the cracks. After 24 hours Iwashed the paint and paste off to reveal lovely spidery lines! 
Just need I decide what to stitch on it!