Cyanotypes on Fabric: A blueprint on how to produce ... blueprints! (Paperback)
Easy to follow instructions and numerous colour illustrations take the reader through an in depth course on the wonderful techniques of cyanotyping (blueprinting) on fabric, a method from 1841 for producing beautiful, detailed white images on a Prussian blue background. You'll learn how to prepare the light sensitive fabric in various ways, how to make photograms (printing flowers, foliage, lace and many other objects), how to create and use digital negatives to produce photographs and how to manipulate the fabric to create textures and patterns. There are also sections on exposing and processing your prints as well as a variety of ways to tone or colour them by underdyeing and overdyeing/painting them. Finally, there's information on how to take care of your prints. All in all a blue and white extravaganza.
About the Author
Ruth is a textile artist and tutor based in the lovely East Riding of Yorkshire in England, teaching a wide variety of textile subjects, writing books and articles, and selling her textile based artwork.