Sunday, August 17, 2014

Eco print on wool shawl 羊毛絨布植物印染

After completion of rows of projects, I told myself time for a break and have to put aside the eco print / dye stuff.  Somehow another workshop of eco print is on it's way. Life is of challenge and inspiration.  My plate is full. Can't complain.  Also these days I found Loropetalum Chinense (紅衫木) is a good print. I took from stash a wool fabric bought last year and made some prints....... 

一浪接一浪, 剛完成為時裝設計師的布料創作及外地客戶的特定印制. 本想歇一歇, 再上路, 準備月底的歐洲行腳 , 然.... 不能抗拒又為來周的學生工作坊預備. 
 同時繼續嘗試, 用簡約線條在羊毛絨布上洒上點點紅, 點點綠......
 
I cut diagonal the fabric to make a shawl (seems Mogi doesn't allow me to cut!  He finds it so soft.)
 
 Put some casaurina, euc silver dollar and a little Lagerstroemia Indica ( 紫薇)
Layout mainly on the front bottom.  This wool fabric is soft but a bigger bundle.  After 3 hours boiling.  Here came the prints. 
Loropetalum Chinense is a bit purple while euc silver dollar is of bright red.
 
Back of the shawl, same tone of pattern.
Loropetalum Chinense (紅衫木)  and a few green Lagerstroemia Indica (紫薇)

Simple wrap look
Multi styles
No more no less, the way I printed with few lines of casaurina and a little euc plus Lagerstroemia Indica green as well purple of Loropetalum Chinense.

These days I do not have new lists on my shop ETSY since will be away for a 3-week vacation and interaction.  Next legs are England, Tuscany and Amsterdam.  Anticipating to meet some friends and artists.  Thrilled for it.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Inspired and get inspired 靈感泉源

A botanical printed tote bag enhanced with clear outlines. 
 Special for someone who inspired me to paint the scenery with roaming cows. 
我的學生都是滿有愛心, 愛護大自然, 喜愛動物,  這日的學生有生態學愛好者, 對牛牛保育積極無私, 她的愛心觸動我植物印染牛群畫意及做了這個布袋.

 Almost all my students are nature lovers and care about environments.  This day two of them joined my home studio botanical printing.   They made the beautiful printed scarfs even distracted by Mogi.  They got the idea of natural prints and I got inspired by the artistic students.  
 This fluffy loves cuddling while the bundles are in the boiling
 2 hours later silk scarf floating with assorted euc leaves and little pines
 Lightly around in a breezy summer day. 
 I know one of my students is enthusiast of bio-ecology who contributes in protection of roaming cows on our outlying islands. That hit my bell to make leaves prints of cows. I cut the shapes of cows and put on assorted euc leaves for bundle boiling. 
The outlines are not that clear.  Inspired by blogger Agy and my friend Melinda who mentioned about fabric writing pens.  I used the laundry washable permanent marker to draw the outlines. 
 It's clear now.
 The bag with two-sided prints
 A one-of-a-kind tote bag I gave to the person who contributes greatly in our bio-ecology to save the cows.  
Thanks to my students and friends who inspired my creation.
Linking with AdoredFromAbove Party

Monday, August 11, 2014

Commission order - botanical printed yardage for kH 植物印染布料

 Mogi, "Mum's doing a commission order of botanical printed yardages for client kH who has two kitties - Foxy Lady and Peaches.  The silk yardages with the two shadows."
Yes, kH and friend of dS (my last two posts for her two orders).  They love my botanical printed silk fabrics and wanted to have the same autumn look curtains.
dH wanted two pieces

 Here're two along - fallen leaves on the ground
 Before & after of yardage one
 Before & After of yardage two
They're also printed with windfalls picked on hiking and some euc bought from florist. 
Color of shades are with iron and alum mordant.
Pictures speak themselves.......






 "Hey, waiting for client's approval and ready to ship."
 My clients Dawn and Karen live in Arizona.  They've a silver dollar eucalyptus planted in the yard.  They're so sweet to name the tree after my name "Terriea" in honor of my sharing of common interest with them.  Oh, such an honor and delighted if one day I'm sitting in the shade with the ladies and their girls .....
The cats are walking to the States soon......

Commission order - eco printed yardages for dS

Mogi, "hey, mum made the botanical printed yardages for a client in the States with my images. Can you get it?"

Yes, another commission order for a client dS.  She gave me the two windows measurement.  I made the three pieces and let her to cut it and sew for the two window curtains.
  
The three pieces along

 As requested they're "fall theme" with lots fallen leaves on the ground.  
Last Fri I went hiking, picked some windfalls and some fresh leaves. 
Mixed with some fresh euc and rose leaves and other assorted fresh leaves collected in my area. Done it......
 Yardage 1
 Yardage 2
 Yardage 3
All three pieces are done with different layout.
 Layout of the leaves on silk fabric with the cat silhouette
 After hours of boiling, unwrapping the picture......
 Bright red. orange. green, khaki, brown, dark......  pictures speak themselves fall is approaching
 Cats walk into dS's house to meet Violet Rose
 Euc with iron and alum mordant got shades of red.  Our local maple has no color but the shape only.
 Casaurina with fruits
 Fallen leaves on the ground

 Before & After
 Mogi, do you approve?
 I should ask if dS approves.  All three pieces (sizs 46" x 53" ) are ready to ship if she approves. 

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