The first day was spent learning how to do block printing and then how to make relief prints and impressions. I liked the way that these could be layered up and collaged and enjoyed the versatility of using the press both with and without ink. This technique is something that I would like to use in future concept work but haven’t figured out (yet) how to bring this to the loom.
The second day was spent learning about screen printing. Although I could see that this was essential in terms of pattern making and surface design, it didn’t offer up much for me and my interest in 3D design.
Day 3 was a morning’s drawing followed by a trip to Dane’s Dyke at Flamborough, which has the most amazing, huge white pebbles on the beach and to Bempton to enjoy the cliffs and bird sanctuary.
I am hoping that this short break in my routine will bring about some interesting changes to my woven work this year.