Thursday, June 14, 2018

Thrilled to learn advance natural printing 深層學習植物印染

Set of natural printed garment with purses just made.   I love the prints and the new tone totally different from what I used to make.  I don't know how to do the prints.  Prints on the fabrics were made in March when I was in Israel.
這襲衣裳及同系布包包是早前在以色列跟大師 Irit Dulman 製作植物印染布料,回家後自行車縫。這印染技巧高深,六月份Irit 在荷蘭授課,因此明天上路遠赴荷蘭再與其他學生深入學習。
It is advance technique of natural 3D prints (#3DPrintRD) of textile surface design.  When I visited the master Irit Dulman in Israel she was so generous to show me how to lay plants for the design.  When I opened the bundles I was so excited for the outcome. 

Each piece is so beautiful with different shades.  Irit was so generous to give me such presents of prints making while I stayed in good friend Betty's house.

I was home with the beautiful prints and happy to make use of all the panels.  Then I made a tunic with the raglan sleeves pattern from Revital Avidar.

A simple tunic I modified a bit with folded sleeves and side pockets.
I love every inch of the fabric,  each leaf or flower prints is so unique from Israel.

The flower looks almost popped up
I used up every single scrap of the fabric.  Just don't want to throw away the remnants, I made them into two purses.

This is logwood dyed with discharge prints of oxalis, both side of the prints.

I made the purses with lining and pocket compartment with the swatches of curtains.  The detachable strap is from daughter's used purse.
Part of the prints from those plants in Israel.
I printed the fabric in Israel, made the garment in Hong Kong and will dress it in Holland.
This video is where I am in Hong Kong.  Tomorrow I will be off to Holland to learn from master Irit Dulman for the advance prints surface design. I will be out of blogging till July.  Please come back I will share with you my days in Holland.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Purple love in June 六月紫愛

I found the making of a cowl neck tunic is rather easier for me than others. Just cut two pieces, the front and back then line the arm holes.   That's it.  It drapes nicely.  So these days I've sewed a few more.  This one I made for my sister.  Hope she likes it.
Mogi already approved the prints when I took it out of the dye pot.
This is the kind of flower (Tibouchina urvilleana) for the natural prints on silk.

The composition "before and after".  Silk is pre-mordant in alum overnight then bundle steamed for an hour.  Honestly I am not sure the colorfast of this flower.  I printed before but not washed often, it still stays for two years with little faded out.

Orange is from eucalyptus

Thought I would make a few more of the cowl neck top or tunic with my experiment panels.
These days I fond of purple.  From my stash a few very nice prints in purple tone I just wanted to do another garment.
Next post will be the finished garment I am going to show.  Stay tuned for the shots.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Own grown prints of strobilantes garment 自家種植馬藍印染衣裳

Strobilantes prints on cowl neck top and tunic 
How nice to make own garments even printed with own grown strobilantes.  Strobilantes are typical for indigo dye but the leaves also print nice, not blue but purple.  The strobilantes in my pot is a few years old but still thriving.  The leaves are so large but not enough to make the indigo vat so I just like to do prints with them.  I have done many pieces of prints.  Here are the two garments I sewed recently with those yardages printed.

The cowl neck top printed with a few casaurina for the lines.  The raglan tunic sleeves printed with more for the rich purple tone.

 This strobilantes I got from the garden years ago when French master Michel Garcia was performing demo in that garden in Hong Kong (last post).

This is the placement of the plants and prints.
As usual when I tried the garment layout, Mogi occupies it.  He's a good company.
A sunny day for the shots near my studio after making the garments.

Sleeveless cowl neck top is comfortable in the hot summer.
The raglan sleeves tunic with pockets I like for the upcoming Europe trip. 
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