An other site got me inspired a lot - and what she does, I want to learn, at least in parts of what I can do witout indulging 100% into the matter.
She is more in my line of understanding the art and she really tries and tried out a lot, if you browse her site !
And I thought: well, try your paws on it - worst can be that you have to toss it in the bin of unhappy fabrics...
I am intrigued by the Fortuny-like "Plissées" which occurr whilst pushing the wrapped fabric together on the "rod" (here: bottle) and which will only live as long as the fabric stays dry. Once gotten moist, they are gone. Forever. But the beautiful color play stays !
So far I do not like the more structured patterns, which seem too abstract and harsh to me. They may be typically Japanese, but do not appeal to my sense of color flow and overall softness.
Some look awfully like the stuff we dyed back in the 60s... and some are too coarse and "rustic" for my taste. Well - each to one's likings...
OK - so I took a large piece of Silk and folded it in half, wound it on an empty apple juice bottle (saves much money ) bound it taut with a long and sturdy linen thread and then pushhhhhhed it together hard as I could. Using rubber gloves helped a bit. I will have to improve this perhaps getting a pipe clamp from the local DIYS shop....
I rinsed the bundle and put it outside for three days to dry now, dieing (!) to see the dyed effects.
|First layer ....ahhhh ! I am soo excited !|