My tutelage for the student's botanical prints and nuno felt in Taiwan has just finished. My student YL walked away with lots skills after the 2.5 days intensive learning. As she said it's amazing and incredible for the different outcomes all from natural. We made paper prints, mordants for shades on different fabrics incl. cotton, silk, chiffon, wool flannel, blended silk. I taught also the simple making of the paper core (the stick) to wrap around the bundle also the tricks of paper prints and the use of shoe lace as string. All simple, handy and key to success.
Such "incredible " creations were done in the beautiful environment of the Taiwan National University.
Venue, material, tools and all materials are well prepared.
The big. "Sandwich " is ready for the pot but not oven........for the boiling.
Prints from marigold, leaves and euc with shades on cotton
Onion, casuarina and chinaberry on cotton
Sample experiments on silks and cotton
Cotton after soy milk mordant then with iron mordant is quite good with euc silver dollar for red and marigold for yellow
While all the bundles are in the pot, a nuno felt vest is being made with the printed patterned silk. I never care about the fade out on this stretch silk with such prints since I've done test before more than 80 times of machine washing, colours seems almost the same.
A couple of hours YL made the vest. She finds it amazing with such beautiful and easy arm holes felting. Yes, that's my experience.
What inspired me above the skies in the Taipei hotel where I'm still staying in is brilliant !
During the workshop with YL, I also made a print with my indigo dye with euc.
It's pretty on my hotel bed !