Mark Making With Machine started at the Victoria College of Art this week. The students spent the day getting to know their sewing machines better and settled on a colour palette they want to work with.
Today I am preparing tray-dyed fabric samples for next week’s session. We will use Leslie Morgan and Claire Benn’s method because it is simple, an easy way to dye a lot of fabric, and a hands-on method for learning how to develop a colour scheme.
This tray has fabric folded in 6 different ways which will produce 6 different line and textural effects.
The 2nd colour, a warm blue, was poured over the top.
As well as the different folding producing different marks, we will also be working to produce a full gradation of values.