Joy Stocksdale
Fabric Artist


Background and inspriation

As a result of studies at Goldsmith's College, University of London in 1979, Joy Stocksdale developed polychromatic screen printing. Her printed silk garments, hangings, and quilts have been exhibited throughout the US. She has taught workshops at craft schools, guilds, and conferences. She is the author of an instructional book on her process, Polychromatic Screen Printing. She lives in rural Sebastopol in Sonoma County, California. 

The innovative process of polychromatic screen printing results in a limited edition from the original painted screen - with no color registration. Similar to an extended monoprint process that produces 4-6 prints from a single painted image. With this process, all the colors in an image are painted on a single print screen, then printed on fabric or paper with one pull of the squeegee. No solvents used. 

My main concern is design. Leaves, flowers, and geometric designs appeal to my imagination which moves back and forth between these different motifs. Many designs are derived from small sketch notes I make of patterns or parts of designs on historical ceramics, metal, and textile artifacts. The challenge is turning sketches into designs that work within the format of a wall piece.


Polychromatic Screen Printing, Expanded & Revised

Polychromatic Screen Printing by Joy Stocksdale, published by Oregon Street Press, is a comprehensive manual describing an innovative method to obtain multicolored prints on paper or fabric. Polychromatic screen printing is for painters, watercolorists, textile artists, screen printers, monoprinters, deconstructed screen printers, quilters, and anyone interested in obtaining multiples from one painted image. Using fewer steps than traditional screen printing, it offers the beginner as well as experienced artist the same flexibility and spontaneity as paint to fabric or paper, with the added result of more than one image.

Why labor over one painting when you can paint once and get multiples? This innovative process produces a limited-edition series from the original painted screen — with no color registration. Similar to an extended monoprint process, it yields 4-6 prints from a single painted image. For all levels of ability. No solvents are used. This method combines both painting and printing. It allows the same flexibility and spontaneity as painting on paper or fabric. You simply paint all the colors of your image directly on one print screen. One pull of the squeegee prints the image onto fabric or paper. Then pull the squeegee again for more prints.

This newly expanded book is a complete step-by-step manual for the process with 88 photos and 11 illustrations. Features of the book include:
-- background information for traditional screen printing, highlighting the distinct advantages of polychromatic screen printing.
--  an illustrated section outlining the steps for the printing process and yellow-highlighted written steps for quick reference.
-- problems and solution section.
-- ideas and approaches to this versatile printing process.
-- examples of the process for quilters
-- a Gallery of Artists and photos presenting the broad range of printing possibilities.
-- a thorough glossary and index.

 Retail price: $29.95 Paperback: 156 pages. Publisher: Oregon Street Press ISBN-10: 1718729693   ISBN-13: 978-1718729698



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