Programme change

15th October 2012
Due to the unavailability of our previously planned speaker the club is delighted to present on the 11th April 2013 by Dr Cathy Corbishley Michel:

Cyanotype on Fabric and the Shackleton Endurance Project
Cathy is a Diagnostic Histopathologist who prints on fabric from photographic negatives using Frank Hurley images from the 1914-17 Shackleton Endurance expedition (with permission of the Scott Polar Research Institute and Royal Geographical Society).
She uses the 19th century Hershel Cyanotype process, but with digital negatives and readily available laboratory chemicals in her disused darkroom and a £25 sunbed from Ebay.
She makes large quilted prize winning textiles which have been exhibited nationally and internationally.
Her work has been recently been published in Digital Images on Fabric by Ruth Brown and also as cover art on Medical Journals.
Cathy will explain the process and how you can achieve it yourself - both on fabrics and paper and how to make modified colours (such as sepia) by bleaching, tea dying and overpainting. Messy, only mildly toxic, but fun

Cathy is a Senior Lecturer for the University of London, teaching cancer pathology.


Endurance trapped in the ice - Dr Cathy Corbishley Michel


Fisherwomen on a northumberland beach - Dr Cathy Corbishley Michel


Quilts on wall - Dr Cathy Corbishley Michel

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