Tuesday, July 5, 2016

New series contact prints Lagerstroemia speciosa (大葉紫薇) 新系列植物 印 染


Natural prints or more specific contact prints is quite regional, seasonal and personal.  I meant the styles of making. Again doing experiments with our blooming seasonal flowers   Lagerstroemia speciosa (大葉紫薇) I picked on the ground.  I also collected some fresh weeds as well bamboo leaves placed on the fabric.  Although I tried desparately the same outcome as done in Spain, result is different.  One of the reasons is our plants difference, hardness of water may not the same.  The indigo vat I made may not functioning well.  Anyway the few sample prints are not bad.  I also managed to sew a dress.  The panel prints done in Hong Kong with the sleeves printed in Spain.
植物印染的效果因應地區環境及個人的鋪陳各有風格,縱使我想做出在外地實習時的效果,結果總不一樣。我知道植物、水質會是因素,也知道自己做的藍靛缸也不像樣。怎也好,我的試驗還可以,姑且算是個人風格吧。這裙子就是用上大葉紫薇的花、野草及竹葉印在絲料上然後剪裁而成。
The front of the simple dress is knit silk, sleeves are silk/cotton blend while the back is plain white knit cotton.

The panel prints on knit silk was boiled for an hour. 
                    Bamboo has no strong pigments, just marks.   The overall composition of 
 Lagerstroemia speciosa and bamboo are just fine.
Green prints from weeds and the only shapes of bamboo.
  

    Mogi supervised my cutting the panel into a dress then stayed away in his "canopy".


This is silk/cotton blend.   The series of Lagerstroemia speciosa, weeds and bamboo on indigo background.

   

                          A nice outdoor tablecloth by the beach or in my studio.
 
Prints on knit silk already into a dress. Relax and a pleasant walk by the sea





12 comments:

  1. That's a very successful dress - well done!

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    1. Thank you Rachel. Too good to do with natural prints.

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  2. That dress is STUNNING!!! Suits you beautifully.

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    1. Thank you Pam. Just love what nature gives the prints.

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  3. Love your dress, so unique. I hope you have a big wardrobe for storing all your new clothing :)

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    1. Thank you Lizet. It's a headache is true.

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  4. such a beautiful outcome, its just amazing what you do, its like magic,,

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    1. Thank you Laurie. Nature bounty is magic.

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  5. So beautiful! Come teach me how to do that!

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    1. Thanks Kim. If I can further develop by my way it would be great coming to your place.

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  6. Very fine work and interesting design dear Terriea. Love it! You wear it well.

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    1. Thank you my dear Betty. I can't stop making and making ..... You know it's interesting doing natural prints.

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