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paste-resist dyeing

I told b_oki that I'd post some pictures of things I've dyed using rice paste. As it happens, it seems like I don't have that many pictures :-(

But here are two kerchiefs that I did....







I dyed a dress for my mother, too, and a shirt for myself. It takes kind of a crazy-long time, and mysteriously, sometimes the paste fails to keep the dye off, and that's heartbreaking!

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amberdine
Oct. 20th, 2006 06:18 pm (UTC)
Wow, those are gorgeous! You're so talented!
asakiyume
Oct. 21st, 2006 06:44 pm (UTC)
**pleased blushes**

Thanks--I have drawers of things that didn't work out, but I was happy with those two. :-)
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asakiyume
Oct. 21st, 2006 06:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you! The great thing about kerchiefs is they're so small that you can have fun doing a lot of patterns. If I ever get my act together (not this year) I might do some as Christmas presents (but by then no one will be wearing kerchiefs, probably... I'll have to do tie-dyed socks instead!)
deponti
Oct. 20th, 2006 10:28 pm (UTC)
Those are really beautiful and the colours are just lovely.

The rice paste is put on as a dye-resist? (rather in the way of wax in batik?)

You are SUCH a multi-faceted person...one of the most enjoy-all-your-senses-fully human being that I have "met"! I have the internet and LJ to thank for your presence in my life!
asakiyume
Oct. 21st, 2006 06:43 pm (UTC)
That's right--as a resist. I liked the idea of using rice paste instead of wax because it's easier to clean up--but sometimes the paste just doesn't work... I'm always nervous: will it work this time, or not? I keep on fiddling with the variables to see if I can get it foolproof.
dream_wind
Oct. 20th, 2006 10:28 pm (UTC)
Wow. Those are absolutely georgeous.
asakiyume
Oct. 21st, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC)
:-)

That's how I feel about your amazing Persian costume--now THAT'S talent!
b_oki
Oct. 20th, 2006 10:46 pm (UTC)
Thank so much for sharing your Shibori...(is that correct?)

I love your designs and colors!

After reading about how long the process is, I have a respect for this art indeed :))
asakiyume
Oct. 21st, 2006 06:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I think you and I both like colors and flowers :-)

origa
Oct. 20th, 2006 10:49 pm (UTC)
Lovely! I've never heard about this technique, very interesting :)
asakiyume
Oct. 21st, 2006 06:47 pm (UTC)
So glad you liked them--I have been meaning to share them for a while :-)
origa
Oct. 21st, 2006 10:40 pm (UTC)
Looking forward to it :)
joybon
Oct. 21st, 2006 12:15 am (UTC)
I love these!
THis is similiar to a method the Balinese use called batik.

[make a sarong!]

xo
asakiyume
Oct. 21st, 2006 06:49 pm (UTC)
Indonesian designs are one of my main inspirations! That and Indian designs. But if I make a sarong, I'd only be able to wear it about two months of the year, as it's so COLD here.

Really I should learn to knit--we all spend so much more of the year in sweaters than in light, cottony things (sigh)
babydriver
Oct. 21st, 2006 01:31 pm (UTC)
Ooh, are those cute!!!
asakiyume
Oct. 21st, 2006 06:50 pm (UTC)
:-)

I once thought I'd try doing them for a craft fair, but it's such a slow process that I haven't managed to yet--and I can't build up a stock of them because I end up giving them away. (Those two went to my neices.)
fpb
Oct. 21st, 2006 03:30 pm (UTC)
Lovely stuff. Congratulations!
asakiyume
Oct. 21st, 2006 06:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you! They're a pleasure to make :-)
littlemetaldrop
Oct. 21st, 2006 06:21 pm (UTC)
That bird is amazing!
asakiyume
Oct. 21st, 2006 06:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks--I keep on feeling like I've nearly seen a bird like it in real life--out of the corner of my eye, maybe.
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