Saturday, September 8, 2018

Eco printed fabrics into garments 天然植物印染時裝

 Interviewed by media who I am admiring, without hesitation I said Irit Dulman.  She's a master whom I've been following and inspiring my works. Part of the fabrics was printed in her studio and the other done in Betty Eilat's while I visited them in Israel early this year. When I back home I sewed it into garment.
媒體專訪問及那些人物是我敬拜偶像,毫不思索我說是以色列大師 Irit Dulman. 她的鑽硏及新技巧是我學習從而啟發的創作。這些時尚製作正正是這半年來在她的指導下精心印製而成獨特衣著,穿在女兒或我自己身上成為兩代人衣著,這是我的創作意念及風格。

My using of oxalis for pattern design was first introduced by Irit.  The combination of oxalis and other plants makes wonderful discharge effect on surface design.
 During my stay in Israel I printed some panels under the generous tutelage of Irit.  Below images show how the jacket looks on two generations - my daughter and myself.

This side of linen with prints of passion fruit leaves,  morning glory and discharge of oxalis.
The other part is silk with prints of guava, yellow wild flowers and discharge of oxalis.  Sleeves are cotton/silk blend dyed in logwood and little "muddy prints".
Part of the prints from passion fruit leaves.  I sewed in the front of the jacket  as the focus part.

In June,  formal workshop in Holland artelier fibrefusion taught by Irit Dulman, I learnt the techniques and done lots of panels.  Recently I sewed a few garments below.
This one is Korea silk with plants gathered around the studio in Holland.
Just love the dainty flower prints and the bamboo leaves.

Next is the top with this printed panel

I used a template of a shirt my friend made me when I was young.  Nice that the size still fits.  I made the top with panels cut into front and back also for sleeves.  Maximized the fabrics for the style......

Be it a long shirt or tied a knot, I'm happy with.

I made another one with the same shirt template. Panels are first printed then dyed in indigo.  Formerly I don't like much indigo blue but this light shades I'm pleased.

It's always good to have the brad Mogi by my side.  Whatever I'm doing he's curious and of course territorial behaved.
Still have piles of prints in stash. Just like to make garments suitable for two generations.  This is how my way goes.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Fibre arts creation with NGO


 For the last few months I was teaching in NGO St. James' Creation for fibre arts.
To show what's fibre by introducing the felt work sample I done with assorted wool fleece and my cat Mogi's hair along with their saori woven hangings.
 Theme for the teaching was related to plants with the medium of felt.  Students with mental disabilities were able to make lots of wool work from simple leaf to 3D felt painting incorporated with wool, fleece, yarn even real leaves.

Most of them are new to wool felting.  They liked playing with soapy water to make wool felt together.  After rolling wool fleece to firm ropes then cut it off into pieces.
Such eye candies after cut off
Sounds rubbing with soapy hands are most interesting
They made bees, beetles, leaves with yarn.  Learnt how to do layout steps and made leaves, flowers with some pre-felt. 
After each student were able to do the basic steps we're into advanced creation with big layout

A wall hanging incorporated with bamboo
Co-web layout with 3D flowers
Members of the team are mostly good in saori weaving.  They made the mixed media creation with woven panels with some pre-felt and wool fleece....

The long panels became wall hangings and scarfs. 
 Following are the advanced nuno felt creation with some silk or chiffon for 3D textures.  The photos below speak how their works are......

I taught them the medium of creation is wool but sheep are not to forget.  Thus sometimes the sheep are focus of their creation.
Every time we have to revise the layout of wool, wetting with soapy water, rubbing and rolling......
In the later stage of their creation most are team works.  They made the big leaves, roll the long ropes then cut it off to see the colorful texture.  This is how to get the members engaged in fibre arts creation particularly with media of wool.
There were open days of the Centre for the public incl. ceramics and fibre arts 
My session of wool felt is ready.....
They're free to join the making of flowers and leaves. 
The family enjoyed process of flower making.
Wool felt not only for the young but also for the aged.
Wool from fibre to solid is what we wanted to demonstrate to the public the amazing medium of felt.

The arts creation finished with the last piece incorporated with their leaves and flowers felt before.
The boy who didn't interest in wool felt is now so cheerful to show their work. 
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