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    Photographs on Cloth

    I'm looking for a method of putting photos on cloth, but I have the disadvantage of not having large format negatives (making cyanotype disagreeable). I'm a photo major who's fairly new to the game and I'm looking to try this out. My mother is a brilliant seamstress and would like to make a quilt for me with my photography. Do you know of a process that would be safe/effective for this? Thanks so much.

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    Liquid light may be what fits the bill. Rockland is an APUG sponsor, and they have a banner link on the APUG home page.

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    My wife has done this with both VanDyke and Kallitype.

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    The soul never thinks without an image.
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    You can also enlarge on photo linen. I'm not sure who is making this at the moment. I have some Maco photo linen, and I think it's been available from Kentmere in the past.
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
    Photography (not as up to date as the flickr site)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com/photo
    Academic (Slavic and Comparative Literature)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com

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    I remember seeing a cyanotype bed throw. Rather than using negatives the images were shadowgrams where objects were placed on the cloth before exposure. The images were white negative images on a blue backgound.

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    Fabrics act differently than paper. Once you have your image on the fabric and have rinsed it, you will want to mist it with a vinegar/water solution then iron it with a hot iron. This helps the stain to set in the fabric. Air drying it will eliminate the vinegar odor. Unlike papers that we have to treat archival, with fabric it is setting a stain that is important.
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    This past summer I saw an exhibition where one of the artists used what looked like liquid light on common canvas and then projected an image. The works were very large (maybe 5' x7') and the image was very contrasty uneven, in and out of focus, etc.. She (I think it was a woman) proceeded to paint over the image and adhere things to the canvas. The photo was the central piece and all the additions were done to complement the photo. It was pretty cool and looked as if it would have been a ball to do.

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    I have found a pack of "photoleinen" from my local flea market, probably been expired for decades, there was no instruction enclosed. I tried to expose with the same work flow as I do with paper (3-tray process), very low contrast image and the edges under the easel went black as well.

    Does anyone know if I need to expose and process with special technique?

    The material is called "Argenta Photoleinen L".

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    if it is similar to those linen papers from the past it is treated as a normal black and white print. If the whole piece went black than it has been exposed or that is some serious age fog.
    http://www.aclancyphotography.com

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    It's certainly possible. Look at how the "world's largest photograph" was made.
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