Since returned from Irit Dulman's workshp of Casaurina (馬尾松) imprints for 2 weeks, almost everyday Ive been doing experiments with our local pines. Now that I find my conclusion on different fabrics for my own ref.
這兩星期做了一系列的針松印染實驗, 本地的馬尾松條子不什粗大 , 印在絲料上不大實色, 但在羊毛呢絨上很清晰, 可印出簡潔色調, 日後我會做更多研究.
The coat I made in Israel fits me and my daughter. Yesterday we're supposed to take outdoor shots. I like the vivid green or beach shots with my creations. Too bad it's raining. No way just took a few in the corner of my urban apartment.
Casaurina pines of Israel are very strong, bold and longer. The layout on the coat is prefect. No doubt it's under brilliant Irit Dulman's guidance. It suits my girl well.
This was also done in Israel. Prints on silk jersey drapes well.
This is also done in Israel with Casaurina and Camomile on silk jersey.
Found our local Casaurina, I tried silk fabric with Camomile from Israel. Pine lines only soft but good that Camomile gave sharp yellow (last blog post of making)
(Regionalism please excuse me, I brought only a few sample for experiment!)
This is silk chiffon, I laid pines, overlap bundled and boiled in dye pot with turmeric. Looks too much for the overlapped prints.
Still good for styles
This is silk chiffon, I laid little pines, bundled and boiled in dye pot with logwood chips. Of last experiment of overlapped prints, I can control to put only little pines and leave blank and clean.
(last blog post of making)
(last blog post of making)
It's a 2-yd silk chiffon, ways of wrapping.
Well, less is more, I just laid very little pines on the "boiled wool" with few bits of euc. (last blog post of making)
Simply a wrap...
or wrap it a skirt.
Of all the fabrics with pines I love most on boiled wool.
I bought a cotton top less than 1 euro, put two large Castor leaves with a few pines and little onion skins, boiled in logwood dye pot.
Leaves and pines are bold but onion brown not much on cotton
I tried pines on wool felt. Made a purse with Finn and Icelandic fleece.
Pines on wool felt are not as sharp as on "boiled wool" but still visible.
The day I strolled along the promenade of Tel Aviv, I picked a few stones on the beach . I made a zipper chain with a stone as embellishment.
Intended to make a face but the pines are not strong.
Another experiments with a kind of unknown leaves and a few pines on silk.
I made a tote bag with my handmade ceramic button.
Another tote bag with assorted euc leaves and a few banyan tree air root. This is not related to pines but found banyan tree air roots may have lines effect with iron mordant.
The cotton T formerly dyed in onion pot with assorted euc and rose leaves but not visible. Redone with a few pines and two Castor leaves to bring out grey pattern. My daughter said the T color is urgly just like a site worker's T, too muddy (好似泥工件衫喎!).
I put her another one, I said this one is hand stitched by granny. She's surprised and said it's pretty. Indeed this is the second blouse my mother hand stitched.
Last year I gave my mother a cotton fabric with my natural prints and asked her to cut it a T shape then running stitches along both waist lines and shoulders. She made it and I finally sewed by machine and lined the necklace and arms. That's simple for me but my mother is 85 years old. She always said she's no use but I console her she's still mighty.
This is the blouse my mother made and my daughter showed in style.
Mother and daughter, we both dressed the blouses my mother made.
My conclusion of our local pine prints on fabrics is best for "boiled wool" and silk jersey. For my own making of this series I usually do not have mordant on fabrics but pine leaves are iron mordant and placed on damp fabrics. An hour boiling is more than enough.
When my girl was little I used to make her dresses but my mother seldom made for me.
Now I'm old she made me. I'll cherish it.
The three generations demo in natural prints.
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This video Irit Dulman reveals her secret of Casaurina prints is amazing. Thanks for her generosity of sharing.