Nuno felt and natural print and dye
Further to my last workshop of natural dye in THEi for their sustainability program, today I was honored to be a guest for their students to conduct a series of workshops for the trainers of Salvation Army to deploy the sustainability program in the coming year.
有幸今日參與 THei 學生為救世軍義工成員的天然印染工作坊, 這是學院與救世軍的一項可持續發展項目之一. 席間我也示範 nuno felt 及純羊毛的印染效果. 我特別有興趣以紅花可做熱染黃色及隨後泠染的粉紅, 一天的工作坊各人喜孜孜拿著豐富色彩回去, 我也有幸捧著學院講師的著作 "布喜" , 絕對是我的 一本天書.
So bright yellow on silk and cotton
While they're practising natural dyeing, I made a wool felt purse to show them the difference on wool dyeing/printing.
The purse was dyed in Turmeric dye pot with eucalyptus prints. It looks mustard yellow.
They're impressed with the outcome of leaves prints.
I also done two pieces of nuno felt with crinkle chiffon base. Bundle dyed in Turmeric and iron pot separately.
Their pieces are fantastic.
With iron mordant sandwiched fabric the leaves outlines are great.
Clear outlines of maple, rose and euc leaves on silk.
Paper prints were tried. Also cotton glove dyed in hot Safflower then cold Safflower was pretty, shades from yellow to orange.
The trainers from Salvation Army and students from THEi are wonderful. Some participants from Salvation Army are voluntees who will train others for further development in the organisation. Thanks for THEi for the sustainability program. I walked away with new skills of natural dye. What's more is the book "Fabric-lous 布喜", the author is one of the organisers. The book is informative with step-by-step easy guide. My bible for fabric design!