I wanted to show is not only a bunch of plants I collected today for next experiment. It's the botanical printed silk scarf I just done.
This Sunday was a fine and cool day but warm with participants from afar for the botanical imprints workshop. Event was taken place in Lai Chi Wo, a 400 years old village in north Hong Kong.
Before the workshop I introduced brief process of printing.
Brief intro of layout and steps of bundling.
We used parchment paper for the resist.
After an hour boiling bundles are ready to unwrap, always an exciting moment. As usual I told them not to expect too much as botanical printing sometimes not as wished but prints are unique whatever mother nature gives.
Shapes and shades of prints - bold color from guava and clear shape from vitex
Guava is always right for beginners.
Some of the participants with their printed scarfs.
Are they happy? I hope so. It's fun as most of them just found such craft printing direct from plants.
After the session of botanical printing, I was able to see around other village art works.
Artists painting on the abandoned house walls and installation arts are very impressive.
Some exhibits in the village historic and cultural corner.
In the abandoned kitchen a pot still looks good.
Stribilantes are common in the village.
My day ended with beautiful sunset.
I'm home with some leftover of plants from the village workshop and immediately I bundled two pieces.
As usual I do steaming over a tray in cooker.
The main part with guava and strobilantes.
Mogi finds his canopy again.
This bunch of plants will be my experiment on different fabrics.
Stay tuned for the outcome of the prints with weeds next.