Thursday, April 10, 2014

New prints after Israel 以色列學的針松印染

From the workshop in Israel, I learnt from Irit Dulman  the prints of pine - Casuarina.  Yesterday I went to the area near my studio to source the pine.  To my surprise there're a few.  I picked a little and tried on a silk fabric. Here's the one just done.

I'm not sure if this is the sort of Casuarina.  No harm to do experiment with it.

I laid a few different plants - euc, rose leaves, camomile and other unknown.  I put on half  the fabric and folded. 

After 1.5 hours boiling.  Camomile is bright, pine is not so but still clear .

Before and after for comparison

Just love the yellow prints, golden yellow.

The two-fold come out funny

Try your imagination........

 Simple prints tested.  Another scarf for the light summer breeze.
Thought the iron mordant for the pine is not enough.

Another silk fabric I printed with pine is darker. So that's the difference of mordant.  Will show more after the fabric turned into a wearable.

13 comments:

  1. Hi dear Terriea: Thanks for these post-Israel pieces; interesting to see the difference with your plants ..I'm liking how these came out; how about you and Mogi? You are liking them too as next steps? Will look forward to what's next with the pieces and the plants..

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    1. Thanks Ginny. Have just sewed the other piece with darker lines. Better to have a pretty model to show. It's simple but hope to make it styles. Thank you always for your sweet words. Mogi is naughty and brings us smiles.

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  2. its amazing what you do, its magic, pure alchemy!

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  3. Hello terreia, I think your print turn out lovely.

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  4. The print is beautiful, but whoa, that's a funny face with rosy cheeks under the eyes isn't it?

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  5. It's a dragon with a horse like nose and mane and glowing red eyes :)
    xx

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    1. Deborah, you've a good imagination. The prints come out accidentally.

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  6. One only finds out if something is going to work by experimenting. Sometimes we are pleased with the results and sometimes not so sure we like what we see. It does resemble a face of some sort of animal. Now is that a surprise or what?
    (((HUGS))) Susanne :)

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  7. What a great transfer job you did!!!! Just using natural elements....well done. The blouse looks absolutely gorgeous and the fact that was made the way you did, makes it even more special!

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  8. Po prostu cudo. Jestem zachwycona Twoimi pracami. Mam marzenie osiągnąć kiedyś taki stan wiedzy i doświadczenia w barwieniu jaki jest Twoim udziałem. Serdecznie pozdrawiam.

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