27.02.10

Batik and me

This is a batik piece I made on silk.I've been learning this technique in the Textile Dyeing workshop at school. I'd like to show a quick photo sequence of the process as I learned it:1. Preparing the wax by melting it together with paraffin and filtering. Once it starts to solidify, we slice it into small dices. 2. Melting the wax in a canting and drawing with it on the fabric, stretched on a wooden frame, in order to isolate the areas we don't want to be dyed. 3. Dyeing the fabric.4. After repeating the process of painting... [Lire la suite]
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05.10.09

I was the lucky winner

This is probably the most gorgeous pincushion ever, and it was generously given to me by Mitch in a giveaway she organized on her blog in August to celebrate the summer. It's just perfectly made and smells of lovely lavender scent. If you want to make one for yourself check out this tutorial and for more beautiful stuff made by her don't miss mqsquare, the Etsy shop.Thanks again, Mitch!
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27.06.09

Works in progress

These days I am working on a series of fabric brooches for my Esty shop and writing down notes for new accessories I'd like to make soon. At the same time I am putting together a Google map with nice shops I visited in my recent holiday in Freiburg, Germany, that will be posted here next week. Stay tunned!
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15.06.09

Screenprinting weekend #4: Collective print

Details of a collective work from latest screenprinting workshop at Liz Nilsson's studio, made by the people that took part in the workshop: Marie, Cristina, Sinead, Cliona, Cecile and me.
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14.06.09

Screenprinting weekend #3: A work in progress

As I mentioned in this post, in the latest screenprinting workshop at Liz Nilsson's I had very ambitious project in mind, and this was the printing of a square tablecloth (160x160 cm) with a border of my own design (see planned layout in the last picture here). But with less than one quarter of the project completed I had to give up because my stencil was worn out. Too many repetitions! Now my tablecloth patiently waits the moment I have a photographic exposed screen so it can be completed.
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01.06.09

Caucasian Folk Costumes

Azerbaijani woman from Baku. The Azerbaijani. Photographer F. Orden. 1897.Girls wearing traditional head dressings. Village of Tubenel. Balkaria. The Balkar. Beginning of the 20th century. Photographer N.A.Bush. Nogai women. Dagestan. The Nogai. Photographer D.A. Nikitin. 1881.Total eye candy: I can't stop browsing the whole collection of pictures at this online exhibition at Kunstkamera.
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27.05.09

My fabric treasure

This morning, happiness in the shape of fabric. I received my latest order from Contemporary Cloth. Good price, super fast shipping. I'm looking forward to making things with it!
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