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).

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    • 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. http://www.johnmarshall.to/H-Resist.htm

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

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

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

    What do you make your stencils out of?

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