Saturday 16 November 2019


I have spent the past few months experimenting and expanding my use of Gum Arabic transfer printing beyond my sketchbook.
I have documented these moth experiments from my sketchbooks and have been determined to combine
my eco printing with my figurative work on paper.
So here is my first larger experiment. Putting together my sewing, printmaking and eco printing activities.
Inspired by museum collections of entomological exhibits, I have created this 'Moth Eaten Shirt' 
Adding shishsa elements using watch glass in
place of mirrors.
Ghostly moths appear on the shirt made of silk organza and attached with entomological pins.
Eco printed, gum arabic transfer print and acrylic paint on vintage fabric has all been added to this deconstructed shirt.

See this piece of experimental work in the Artists in Action Area at the Knit and Stitch Show Harrogate. I will be there Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December recreating my studio and making more pieces using a variety of mixed media processes. 
Come and say hello.


Trace Willans said...

I love everything about this except the acrylic paint. Love the way you are combining different techniques

Sue Brown said...

Thanks for the comment Trace. I am intrigued to find out what you bothers you about the Acrylic. I think the photography may have made it look harsher than in real life.

Jacqueline Holmgren said...

Just incredibly beautiful and exciting how you have mixed the techniques to come up with such a unique piece of clothing, I LOVE it and can't wait to see more! Even some different stages in the process.