Archive for March 27th, 2007

A Good Studio Day

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

Today, I got in to the studio early and stayed late, working on the other piece that has been on my design wall. I removed the portion with the organza overlay and cut work. Then I discharged some circles on the black section, using freezer paper stencils and Softscrub cleanser.

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Here is what the circles looked like after they were washed with antichlor and dried.

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I decided I didn’t like the linear design of the circles. It looked like I was trying to line them up, but missed. So I discharged some more circles.

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Not sure I like this either, but more about that later.

I found three different kimono fabrics that coordinated with the circles in the batik piece. I cut circles and fused them to a strip of the black fabric and then covered it with green metallic silk organza (not shown in this photo)

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I decided to audition a hand-dyed lime green piece under the gray organza piece. The organza over the kimono circles will be stitched and cut. I did a small sample today to see how it would look. So, here are the two possible designs. Do you have an opinion? I could always go back to plain black under the organza overlay.

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