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October 18, 2011

Maiwa has two workshop studios, we worked in the Netloft on Granville Island. The space is small and crowded with Indian furniture, an entire library of textile books and textiles.

 The new and exciting exercise for me was photocopy transferring, it was an extra on the last day, we didn’t receive any notes and not really enough time to experiment


… if I have the right copier and can find the correct chemical I can’t wait to experiment with this technique.






a collage exercise, it’s that time of year.




then on to a drawing exercise which I didn’t enjoy and made a terrible attempt at –but then we were instructed to cut a stamp from that image..!?:)









the stamp and images on the bottom of the picture were what I did in class but when I came home I cut a smaller, square stamp with the design  worked from a corner. Printed using the block four times and using two different corners it will be fun to experiment with.

of course I went shopping, too!

Two workshops in a month started a cataclysmic collision of years of workshops, learning and experimenting. My right brain feels like a centrifuge, I might explode and scatter in a million pieces across the universe.

Note to self – remember to eat.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Ruth Griffiths permalink
    October 20, 2011 8:08 pm

    You can use a Chartpak blender pen for small ones. For larger ones there are a number of different things you can use, including oil of wintergreen and lighter fluiid. Or with acrylic medium.


  2. October 19, 2011 9:24 am

    It’s good that the workshops only happen once a year – one needs the rest of the year to integrate all the ideas. Did you get to see the Masterworks exhibit? It looks amazing on the Maiwa blog – to see it in person would be incredible!


    • October 19, 2011 9:44 am

      I didn’t get to “Masterworks” apparently Charlotte was taking it down as my workshop was finishing. I printed the article from the website so I could read and absorb the technical dyeing details. I did look wonderful.


  3. October 19, 2011 8:01 am

    I like the concept of cataclysm in the brain when you attend a workshop. This exactly what happens to me and the excitement lasts for a while. And, as Neki says, it is addictive!


    • October 19, 2011 8:32 am

      oh yes, it is addictive. I think that is why I continue to go to workshops and it is also contagious – you can pass it on.


  4. October 19, 2011 1:48 am

    great stamps!! it’s it’s good to have a brain mash once in a while. the problem is that it becomes addictive 😉


  5. arlene permalink
    October 18, 2011 9:25 pm

    I’m even excited reading this blog. You have stirred up excitement in me and I don’t ever see myself cutting stamps or stamping. I need to go and think excited, creative weaving thoughts with this stirred up energy.


  6. October 18, 2011 3:51 pm

    i am jumping in my seat, WHAT a place! i like your “thinking” work. good, good work.


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