Work Before the Dye Pot

3 May

“When Life Spirals Out of Control” series

You carve & create the stencils

You create the paste resist from bran & sweet rice flour & steam it. That was yesterday’s project.

You prep the fabric, should have done this while paste was steaming.

You lay the paste down, carefully & slowly.

And go on to the next piece….notice I am not to the dye stuff yet. That was grown, harvested & dried last year.

Will allow to dry overnight, then on to dye pot.

5 Responses to “Work Before the Dye Pot”

  1. Sue May 3, 2019 at 1:54 pm #

    I’ve never done this. When you steam the paste, it’s in solid balls. Does it come out of the steamer as a liquid? Or do you have to dilute it? What does steaming do? ( and people wonder why artwork is so expensive).


    • debmcclintock May 3, 2019 at 2:03 pm #

      Hey Sue. The steaming literally cooks the paste and changed the density. John Marshall has a great series of how to photos on his website. This paste is too thick for the therama stencils. It needs a wider set grid. Grumble.


  2. Linda Burke May 3, 2019 at 2:39 pm #

    Fascinating. Please keep us posted on the dyeing and results.


  3. trl710 May 4, 2019 at 5:18 pm #

    What do you make your stencils out of?


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: