Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Arrowmont Day Three!

More stencils! I really like the paper the Japanese use for their stencils. It cuts so smooth and crisp without too much effort and really holds up well to abuse. I want to experiment with using my stencils with thickened dye and other resists methods later this summer.

We got started on some longer pieces that are stretched after pasting with the rice paste. Shinshi are used to keep the fabric stretched while applying the layers of dye and mordant so that it goes on more evenly and dries more evenly. It is really a comfortable way to work on the fabric! I think it would also be awesome for painting techniques.

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