Debby has been at Spike Island taking a course in Fabric printing.
It has included Transfer printing and Screen printing with Mary Gamester.She had lots of super samples of the different processes.
They had used a press for the transfer colours which had given a real depth to them.She had used vilene and synthetic felt and synthetic fabrics ,as the transfer colours do not work well with natural fabrics.
The screen print used a black and white photocopy of cracked earth which sparked associations with the cracked surface of the Delft tiles at Newark.
She made links with the scales of Spike the dragon and
created a mermaid from a St.Ives story.
She is continuing with the blue and white theme
using some polystyrene plates to create some prints.
She has been using them on a Gelli plate as part of a daily practice.Little and often so that the brain ticks over and keeps developing ideas.
More inspiration for scales.
She is a lesson to us all as she just keeps working!