Being an amateur eco printer, I never thought of drawing overseas students. How glad that my facebook friend Meg's so passionate about the style of my prints/dyes and flown from Taiwan to learn from me. My honor to share with like-minded. We have a 2-day intensive workshop to do experiments of assorted prints, dyes and make an eco print journal.
從沒想過, 對植物印染祗是玩票, 我的試驗製作也可吸引海外「面書」友人的學習興趣. 我和Meg 以前不認識, 她認真的要親來學習, 噢, 好有誠意, 我便編排了兩天密集課程, 就是這兩整日, 我們做了好幾種實驗, 主要是媒染做出顏色深淺層次, 明礬帶出青黃效果, 扎染技巧....還有做小記事本, 從植物印在頁紙... 做羊毛書面扎染到釘裝成小本子, 可真密集哩 ! 我們還有空檔到後山逛一圈.... Meg, 謝謝你遠道而來, 我的第一位海外學生, 我多榮幸 !
Meg and I've never met but only via facebook. On the first day we met and worked, we knew we've same thinking and she picks up very quickly.
The first piece we done a silk fabric with euc leaves, rose leaves and maple leaves. In order to show Meg the shades, some leaves with iron mordant some without.
In the meantime we made the iron mordant for her future use.
We tested the iron mordant and got what we wanted - shades below.
Rose leaves dark with iron mordant.
Some euc leaves brown or darker with iron mordant.
Paper prints done for making a journal.
Wool felt journal cover
Dyed in euc pot and bundled with euc prints, all done in the same time.
The string marks and white space intended to make.
Paper prints and wool felt cover to be binded.
Day 2 the eco print wool felt journal was made.
Enclosed with my handmade ceramic button.
Meg made a nuno felt shawl with long curly fleece. She put a little euc leaves over it and bundle dyed in onion pot. It's bright. Meg may find it too eye-catching.
The lustrous long fleece is shining brown.
What's that bundle? Eager to see the outcome.......
It's the nuno felt wool top Meg made. Prints got some bright orange but rose leaves are dark. Reverse side with some brown /grey.
Still a good test on her first eco print trial.
We made prints with alum in order to get yellowish. We got it, a little pale yellow /green of rose leaves and the soft orange of euc cinerea. Wonderful to have spotty outlines.
Pale with alum and dark with iron.
Euc cinerea is always a magic in printing.
Mogi, "mun's student is so talented and creative. You're wonderful to have her around".
"Yes, I'm so pleased."
Fabulous works by Meg.
Among all, this soft chiffon scarf she found impressive.
All ready to pack home.
In the 2-day intensive workshop we still have an hour walk behind my apartment to see the city view. Thanks to my hubby who watched the boiling pots.
Tomorrow we two couples will have a day out in the island south. Wish the weather will be good to allow us to have a glimpse of our stunning island.
Linking with annesfunnyfarm
Linking with Lakeshore Drive party