Posts Tagged ‘Abby Ryder’

Winter Meadow lo res

This is another product of the screen printing class I took. I made three passes with the screen: the translucent blue shadows and tracks, a tan color of the weeds, and a darker colors of some of the weeds, as an accent.  Then I heavily hand embroidered the piece. I am excited about this one.  The view of our meadow in the snow is special to me.

Martha Ressler

Winter Meadow

Art Quilt

9 x 12″

 

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purple tweetie and flowers lo res

Tweetie is another product of my screen printing class which I am taking at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in Reading, PA. Purple Tweetie is printed on a book page, and augmented by gel printed fabrics, which are also embroidered. There is a lot going on in this small piece.

Martha Ressler

Purple Tweetie with Flowers

Art Quilt

7 x 5″

cat 100 lo res

Another product of my screen printing class taken at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in Reading, PA. This little baby is accompanied by some special paper — actual money from Portugal. I love the orange rose. The dark blue print is a scrap of silk from an antique kimono. And of course the hand embroidery sets it all off nicely.

Martha Ressler

Cat and Money

Art Quilt

7 x 5″

cat and swirls 7 x 5 lo res

Another cat from my screen printing venture– a class at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts taught by Abby Ryder.  The additional stamping and embroidery give her some extra character and interest.

Martha Ressler

Cat and Swirls

Art Quilt

7 x 5″

cat and lace 7 x 5 lo res

This little sweetie is the product of a screen printing class I took at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts from Abby Ryder. I printed the brightly colored cat four times, so she may look familiar in the next three days.

It will be framed, but that is not accomplised yet.

Martha Ressler

Cat with Lace

Art Quilt

7 x 5″

Way back in college I took silk screen printing. Now it’s called screen printing (silk is no longer used for the screens), and I’m once again taking a class. It’s so much fun! I’m printing onto fabric so I can use my images for art quilts. My class is taught by Abby Ryder, at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, in Reading, PA.

First I sketched a cat, and drew the image three times onto a film, called matte Dura-lar. Each drawing represents one color that, overlayed, will create the full image.

Then the drawings are placed on a vacuum table with a glass bottom, and lightly taped down. The emulsion-coated screen is placed on top, and the vacuum applied so that it’s all nice and tight.

The whole table is tipped up and exposed to light, through the glass bottom. The light exposure is carefully timed, and when released, the screen is ready to be rinsed.  This releases the emulsion from the “positive” areas of the image .

Here is the exposure process, and my final little cat print. On the right are the first two 5 x 7″ art quilts. And finally a cat quilt in progress.