The morning session was taken up with making as many prints as possible; printing from the Gelli plate, then from the items which had been inked, then using the "ghost" prints that were left on the plate when the items had been removed.
We printed on different papers - lining paper, teabag paper, tissue paper, newspaper and vintage books and maps - and on fabrics such as linen, calico, net and gauze.
After a well-earned lunch break, Rachael showed members how to use their prints to create effective collages or smaller pieces such as bookmarks and cards. Nothing was wasted!
These are their pieces en-route to completion.
Rona's colourful maple leaf prints
Wyn's diptych of coastal themed prints and textures
Maureen's bold feather print collage
Abigail's prints, some of them already outlined in stitch
Janice's collage with detail stitched from the reverse
- and is that a cannabis leaf?!
Mandy's collage of feathers, stitching and French dictionary excerpts
The start of Kathryn's collage, and a great leaf print
Margaret W's feather-based triptych including print and actual feathers...
Sue's striking green and purple prints of ferns and grasses
Margaret C's amazing leaf prints
Eleanor's huge paper collage using newsprint
Eleanor's first attempt at free-machining - pretty impressive!
Davina's stitched collage on a textured background
Rachael's website is titled "Folio and Fibre" and you can view it by following the link at the right-hand side of this page.