Today's a milestone for me. First is my facebook page exceeding 500 Likes. For a little woman like me to share the little something, this means a lot to me. Second, my on-line shop just opened. Thanks for my friends encouragement I finally set it up. Again, a little woman like me of IT blinded, I finally managed to open is blessed. What's more is just opened in 24 hours I got buyers. BIG THANKS to all the supporters, my friends, my clients, my readers...... Ah.....yap my family incl the fluffy ball. I've giveaways to the lucky ones. A gorgette silk scarf with eucalyptus and rose prints (size 21" x 63") and a shoulder tote bag (size13" x 14") will be given to readers who left comments on this blog or go to my facebook page leave a comment there. I hope to hear anything but if you go to my ETSY and see what impressive or any advices I'd like most. Not necessary to buy anything, not necessary a praise, any critics are welcome for my improvement. I'll randomly pick a name who will either get a scarf or a tote bag. So two prizes.
My friends who know me well known that this kind of leaves prints was my first experiments on silk. The silver dollar eucalyptus I can only buy from local florists give strong and bright orange/red color. Rose leaves are rich in tannin and give pretty green. This scarf only with leaves dipped in vinegar and placed on fabric then boiled for 1.5 hours. This gorgette silk drapes so nice.
Well, for the tote bag, the prints are my recent experiment. I used pines (casaurina), euc and Lagerstroemia indica (紫薇). The other day when I walked with my mother along her river bank I found Lagerstroemia indica (紫薇) and took a little home for testing. Found it amazing to have iron mordant with outstanding outlines. The little piece of silk then transformed to make a shoulder tote bag. The mirror prints have the same clear prints while the flap I only put Lagerstroemia indica (紫薇). I braided strap with my own "not-do-good" former printed fabric, sewed the shoulder strap with cotton lining, pocket and embellished with my own handmade ceramic, not a closer or button. Just embellishment style.
Bag of both sides
Both my early and recent works. I love them and do like to share.
Deadline of comments is 14 May my Hong Kong night time.
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