Thanks to everyone who has contacted me about the article in the current (issue #44) Quilting Arts magazine. I have received an inquiry from a reader about whether the script created using the extruder will smear once a lighter color of dye is pulled over it. Interestingly, there isn't much smearing of the script. I won't say there isn't a little, but the script remains legible. Only one pass can be done because the dye-colors will muddy once pulled across the screen. This dye is scraped off into a "dye trash can" container. Sometimes, I use the "dye-trash" for something else, but I rarely deposit it back into my screen and pull through a second time.
Here are 3 facial cloths that have been printed with this technique.
Since I'm writing really personal things on the screen,
I don't really want the viewer to be able to "read" it.
Therefore, I position a corner of several cloths under the screen at one time,
then rearrange them after printing.
Here is a combination of facial cloths and the silk broadcloth "dropcloth" that was
positioned under the facial cloths during printing.
These items have been batched and machine-pieced together.
Please don't hesitate to ask questions about the process. Thanks for your interest!