Last few days I was busy in teaching a special student natural printing. She's a wonderful artistic lecturer and already an expert in natural dyeing. Miss Lai from Taiwan, she found me from internet and asked about workshop of natural printing of my recent works. I said I learned from Irit Dulman the techniques and not quite properly to teach her. She said she has asked Irit before and Irit has no plan to travel to Taiwan and referred her to contact me. Then I replied Miss Lai I can teach what I am doing in my way, that is steps and ingredients are a bit modified. So we started the one-on-one intensive teaching.
It's a cool morning. I have everything ready for my student flying in.
Mogi is a brat always wants to know what we're doing.
While I was explaining what fabric materials we are going to use, he jumped on the table.
First day we do basic and simple mordant of alum and iron for plants. Fabrics are wool and silk.
Miss Lai has an artistic vision and the placement is simple . This is wool flannel. Four species of eucalyptus are used for the different shapes and shades.
Here comes the result
Sounds she is happy with it.
This is what we have done on the first day of the basic prints
Batch of first day's works.
She's happy and I am pleased.
A short video of day one.
Day 2 we do indigo dye and prints.
This is what she wanted to leant and the outcome is as expected.
Yes, it's a good day with sunshine. Mogi appreciates it.
Works of day 2 completed.
Batch of fabrics of different outcome.
A short video of day 2.
Then day 3 we do mainly with cellulose fabrics.
As well indigo and cochinael dyeing.
Flower prints and discharge of oxalis
Batch of day 3 creation
Video of day 3.
I'm happy to teach a student who has wealth of natural dyeing experience. Miss Lai knows well the colors mixtures and I get inspired from her too.