Wednesday, February 01, 2023
Saturday, December 31, 2022
Included in my travels in Thailand was a trip to a cottage industry where they dyed fabric with natural indigo. They actually grew the indigo and processed it into the dye. The dye was mixed with water and possibly some setting agent -- I don't recall that any was mentioned.
The next process was printing with hot wax using carved wooden block prints. The wax is melted and kept hot in vats over a wood fire. We chose a block print from the pile on the table, dipped it in the hot wax, and stamped the white fabric.
Saturday, July 23, 2022
This week's Spoonflower challenge is "Dark Academia". What? I had no idea it was a thing. What first came to my mind was Harry Potter stuff. And I'm not too far off. Here is the Wikipedia definition --
"Dark academia is a social media aesthetic and subculture concerned with higher education, writing/poetry, the arts, and classic Greek and Gothic architecture. The subculture is associated with ancient art and classic literature."
Looking for images I found the Italian version which I thought was interesting.
A happy little groundhog Day!
This week's Spoonflower challenge is "Dark Academia". What? I had no idea it was a thing. What first came to my mind was Harr...
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geared up and ready to start a brand new year! I planned to write more blog posts. I signed up for #MAE and #100dayproject, reviewed desig...