This nuno felt dress I made right after my workshop with Vilte Kazlauskaite last year. I was quite pleased with this light and elegant first experiment . My girl demonstrated it well, right?
去年在Vilte Kazlauskaite 的工作坊學習回來後, 馬上做了這件nuno felt雪紡裙子.
I endeavour to have a change of this white dress which may be a risk to spoil it. Fingers crossed but to move up, error and trial is the process of learning new skills. I told myselt if this one turned out to be nasty, I can make another new one.
雖然白色很清雅飄逸, 也想為裙子來一次顏色改變, 有可能會弄巧反拙. 可會嗎? 嘗試才有進步, 如何開始?
Days before Hong Kong was devastated by the strong typhoon and many trees fell down. On my way to the office my coach passed by the train station, I noted there were eucalyptus trees fell down. It's a pity to see the scene.
日前颱風襲港, 夜半十號風球高懸, 樹木東歪西倒, 在我上班途中經過中大火車站一帶的桉樹也連根拔起, 有點不忍. 那一刻使我馬上決定下班後去檢拾新鮮的樹葉做我的植物環保印染.
Such big trees took some years to grow but destroyed in a night. Sigh. A thought hit me, why not pick some leaves for eco print.
So, started the nuno felt dress for my experiment with the euc. leaves. Intended to have the two different leaves types on the top and lower part. Soaked the whole dress in diluted vinegar water. Wrapped it and boiled for 45-min.
After 24 hours in a thermo pot, time to unbundle. Anxious to see how it will be......
The top is bold and bright with string marks.
This is steps of making
Indeed I turned over the dress, the leaves were put inside (sandwich) so prints on both front and back. I rolled it up and tied it, boiled for 45-min and stayed in the thermo pot overnight. Unbundled it after 24 hours.
The front look
Back look with strings at the top.
Before and after.
Close look - nuno felt flowers, sheen of white mulberry silk.
Before and after. Daughter and Mother.
This is fine but my expectation is with deep brown or deep purple prints of leaves. May be if I bundled it with an iron rod or with iron in the pot, I can get it. Anyway, worth for a trial, I still have some leaves to test.
Could anyone tell me how do you think this outcome.
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