Monday, December 14, 2009

dye job




jude asked me about coloring shifu using india flint's eco printing process. this is a page of the in-process book "august". every day last august i "did something" to a shifu square, the result is 31 pages not yet bound. it's particularly uneven weaving is nicely matched by the three colors from dyeing. i used a couple of red hollyhock spent blossoms, a little piece of rusty steel, and pressed them in a vinegar bath for several days. i rinsed and dried outdoors.

9 comments:

jude said...

oh i am so excited....this will be wonderful

Sweetpea said...

ooooh my, such pretty colors, thanks for posting this. Will we be shown **more** of the August book? am keeping fingers crossed!

sandra said...

it's lovely!

Lisa said...

this is lovely...the textures and color combination just stunning

neki desu said...

i love everything about it.and the anticipation of waiting for it to become something else.

Velma said...

now i have to finish the book. yikes!

Morna said...

yesssssss

Velma said...

well, i did finish it and it's in the university of washington special collection!

Morna said...

That is impressive and wonderful. :-)

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