Sunday, February 18, 2018

Route of slow fashion design 慢活時裝之路

My way of slow fashion is long. I enjoy it and want to explore it with natural printing and design it in my way.  This silk blend raglan outfit just done.  
A blog reader commented "Terriea, you make it sound so easy! Like we all could go biking and then come home and sew something beautiful.  You are inspiring."
It's true that in the recent days I almost done with "good finds" from biking.  Mother Nature gives me lots windfalls wherever I go. 
這星期去以色列特別用當地春天漫山遍野的小黃花做系列創作,也許周末有空檔在特拉維夫的地中海岸悠悠騎行,從中啟發靈感。身在海外,因「Apple」已不再支援「Blogger」,一段時間我不能在此發放網誌,衹好在我的 facebook 知悉動態了,
Here's how the raglan outfit made........
Got some windfall of buds of eucalyptus on a leisure ride

On the other day got the morning glory and the leaves. 
A layout on the fabric with appropriate mordant to bring out the shade and shape
Here's the outcome with effect of iron and tannin after 1.5 hours boiling

On separate fabrics I laid different formation 
 Outcome with clear background and outlines with iron mordant

The "before & after" looks of prints from rose leaves, eucalyptus and needle pines
Well, the pieces of fabric all done and ready for the cutting and sewing
A trial composition

Sewed the raglan sleeves, a side pocket and fixed with pearl shell buttons.
 Mogi, "hey, does it fit well?"
It's light and fits well for the cool spring.  That's what I done with nature inspiration after biking. 
  This year I may not be able to do more biking as have a few commitments of projects overseas.  I miss my team and the activity.  Last week a glimpse of the area down where I went with the team for the rides along fish ponds, village lanes and bushes.......
This may be my last ride in our local eucalyptus plantation.
 But I reminisce my 2014 visit in Israel and the blooming of the yellow flowers.
How's the sweet boy now?
 I just want to do a special project of series of flower prints as I did in Israel years ago.
That simple yellow flowers and the pines make me travel again this week to Israel
These photos were taken in 2014.  I am so happy to meet again my good friend Betty and stay in her house to do my project. 
I do wish this weekend I can do biking in Tel Aviv along the coastline of Mediterranean Sea.
 It's a shame Apple does not support Blogger so I can't do blogging while I am on the road. So that I may disappear for some time. Stay tuned on my facebook.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Keep warm with fluffy and wool stuff

We're embracing cold front, feeling chilly.  Fortunately with fluffy and own made wool felt boots I'm warm enough.
"Are you warm enough Mogi?"
"Yup, my fur keeps me warm"

I know the other part of the strait in Taiwan also freezing.  The package was on the way to my lovely client - YaLing.  I know she has already received the package and keeps her warm too.

YaLing ordered three items from my ETSY -  a wool flannel shawl, a table runner and a wool felt purse.

I made this soft wool flannel with own printed eucalyptus and casaurina. 
The wool felt purse made in Portugal with the raw fleece of local sheep for the textural flap. 
Table runner of wool flannel with cotton backing also printed with assorted leaves picked locally inc. eucalyptus leaves, barks, branches and maple.
It can be a table runner, a bed runner or a wall hanging.  
I have been doing on line shop ETSY for a few years but not many physical items listed as I mainly sell the instant download natural prints tutorials (English version, Russian Version, Advanced version).  Thought it's time to replenish some more items.

Lazy me I always like to do own clothing with natural prints.  Here's the one I recently sewed with prints of euc and buds.   Will show more details next for the easy piece..
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