Deconstructed Screen Printing

My local group met last week and we did more deconstructed screen printing. We all enjoy this process so we usually end up at least one of our sessions per year doing screen printing. I did write a post to show the screens before they were printed here. We used thickened fiber reactive dyes that print on cotton and silk.


We were a small group this time so we got lots of prints. I don’t have any photos of Louise’s silk but I will try to get some photos at our next meeting. I printed on cotton and paper. I have a large stash of printed fabric and paper and I just keep adding to it. So before you ask, I don’t know what I will do with these yet.

The photos above (plus the first photo) are all printed on cotton. All of the screens already had dried dye in them and then we added further colors when printing. I tried some different techniques including brushing on the thickened dye with a dry brush and adding two layers of dye and letting them dry in between applications.

These are all printed on paper. I just love the random, serendipitous prints that you get from this process. You are never sure how they will turn out but I generally end up liking them all.

You can screen print on felt. I have an online class that teaches you how to screen print on wool and if you’re interested in taking the class in 2017, just leave me a note (including what class you are interested in) on our contact us form.

About ruthlane

When I discovered felting in 2007, I finally found the creative outlet for which I had been searching. I love that the versatility of fiber allows me to “play” with a wide variety of materials including wool, silk, fabrics, yarns and threads. Creating one of a kind fiber art pieces to share with the world fulfills my creative passion.
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14 Responses to Deconstructed Screen Printing

  1. Lyn says:

    With a few of your artistic pen strokes, I reckon you could convert the top one to a cityscape!

    I like the randomness of pattern and the colours are delicious. Your stash must look impressive now and you won’t ever be short of a background.

  2. Mary Stori says:

    Yes… got great results…..and it was interesting to hear about your experiments….that’s what is so appealing to me about deconstructed screen printing……there are so many ways to approach it!

  3. Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

    Beautiful prints Ruth. I love the randomness and the melding of colors. I’m curious, the ones you do on fabric, can they be used for wet felting or will they lose the color and texture?

  4. zedster66 says:

    If you ever feel like moving to the UK for a year or so, I know of a group where you’d be welcome each week to play around and teach different techniques 🙂

  5. Great prints Ruth. One day I will have to lean how to do it one day.

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