Blueprinting the sole
June 15-16, 2017 with AnaRita de Albuquerque
A textile workshop exploring the use of craft photography and felt making in an amazing voyage through both these magical processes with the help of sunlight. Several samples will be made of different sizes and different combinations of silk, cotton and wool, also we will experiment with different combinations of the process, to felt onto developed textiles or to do the cyanotype after the felting is finished.
Pls have a look at her other workshop Colorama 17-18 June https://www.smore.com/21mfs
Programm 15-16 June, 2017
Day oneIntroduction to craft photography and cyanotype techniques, we will talk about its history, uses and possibilities. We will have a look at the materials and make the emulsion for our creations. Sample making using elements of your choice.
We shall begin the day by applying the photo emulsion onto the felted piece from the previous day, learn the process of getting prints on felt, followed by sun exposure and rinsing. With the already made prints there will be a short exploration of overdyeing cyanotypes and then include interesting felt layouts and inclusions, how to felt with a cyanotype fabric and take care of the print.
about Ana Rita de Albuquerque
Ana Rita de Albuquerque grew up in Covilhã, the main Portuguese city for textiles and wool.
"I merges many textile and non-textile techniques, I work with photography on felt, 3D-drawing on silk and wool (technique developed by me for the 3D-buddy pen), the use of micro-controllers on felted garments in order to make wearables garments that use physical computing, I have found out that technology can very easily be implemented on felted items and that natural felt is a wonderful carrier for this! I also dye most of my silks and wools, with manufactured dyes and with natural ones, I’m a big fan of natural prints and ancient processes like shibori and sashiko but I’m also in love with what the XXI century has to offer, small scale fabrication and lots of exploring ahead!I specially enjoy crossing borders and make different techniques come together in a meaningful and powerful way".
disclamer : Images are not exemplary of products that will be exactly made by participants