Thanks for the advice about getting a separate bobbin case to Alison and Stephanie. I know I could get one for my old machine. I googled about this machine but I'm not sure which part number it would be, so next time I'm in John Lewis I'll make enquiries.
Firstly I painted the pattern on to a cheap cutting board that I got in the 99p shop in town.
The next lot are from when I was cleaning the board and the ink had diluted a bit with the water I was painting on and left patches. So I thought 'what would happen if I painted diluted ink on??' Well you get these patterns - close ups of rino or elephant skin perhaps???
The last lot are when I spread the ink on with a credit card and used a narrow piece to make the pattern in the ink. It was exciting because I didn't know what effect I would get until I took the paper off.
You can see some more of this type of Monoprint on my other blog.
Hopefully I'll be able to do the same thing when I come to making patterns on fabric later in this module.