Today I wove up the katazome-d warps. Â They still need a final round of dyeing, but here is what they look like now:
These are nowhere near done. Â Tomorrow I will mix up some acid dyes and paint on dyes in appropriate places. Â I’m not going to use stencils because the length of the motifs isn’t precise – I’d have to cut a new stencil for each sample! Â Instead, I’m going to thicken the dyes and paint them on. Â Once that’s done and “set” in the steamer, I’ll go back with a fine paint brush and fabric paint, and paint in details. Â “Labor-intensive” doesn’t even begin to cover this! but hopefully the results will be worth it.
I can’t wait to see this finished!! Â Despite the blurred imagery and technical problems, I think this process has a LOT of potential.