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Friday, June 12, 2009

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akanezome

This is the akanezome pot which is being cold dyed slowly. Very slowly indeed, but it's working.The idea comes from Leena's wonderful blog .She wrote very detailed instructions for cold dyeing madder here.There is also lots of information about plant dyeing and growing in her blog.

Moving on to weaving.

rocksAn artsy photo that will make the photo taliban's teeth screech.

rockscropped
and a married to the literal one :)
The motif was stamped on the warp and the figuring weft was brocaded on areas of the motifs. Will be further embellished. Rethreading over the weekend, but still lampas.


Aizome day13

day13

Day 12 found the vat with nothing happening. Added more cooked bran to see if the fermentation would kick off. It did because this morning it had already developed a smell. Had to adjust the ph as it read between 7 and 8.Color changed to green with some blue specks, don't know whether this is good or bad. Wise people out there advice please!
Went back to the Japanese recipe and it advises to stir , rather whip to create a froth.Contrary to other recipes this one seems to need oxygen to aid the fermentation.

This weekend is going to be a busy one because the Japanese final is looming .
On the hell on wheels department, the flat on the third floor is being renovated and hopefully there will be no banging on the walls. Peace and quiet at last!!!!

neki desu


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4 comments:

  1. all looks lovely but the blog link is not working.....good luck with the final and i'll get to the post office when i return from mom's.
    love that see through vat.

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  2. hallo
    the weaving looks intriguing and the pots are making me envious- madder is next on my agenda, thanks for posting!

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  3. Ooooh! Can't wait to see what comes out of the madder pot. It's an exercise in patience, isn't it? I've done cold madder once, and could hardly stand the wait!

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  4. i also just got some madder though have not started anything with it. did you see the photo of the japanese natural dyer with his madder dyed noren? it's in the FB and flickr i think.
    i'm re-reducing my indigo vat although the PH and temp is fine.

    yours is lookin' good!

    did you see the indigo kit ad on the back page of the current fiberarts?

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