Friday, 24 April 2015

Katazome Japanese Paste Resist Simple Demonstration

Ella was a bit loud in background.....most guys today that woman prize today are just silly gigolos...

pasting stencil video (two minutes):

After being dipped in indigo it looked like this.

Edita found this gorgeous old piece of stencilled fabric in Kyoto. You can see soot and soy milk were used to get the grey and soot and iron oxide were painted on for the reddish accents. The background is indigo.



10 comments:

  1. Quite the pasting demo ... Gorgeous stencil!

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  2. Thank you for this Bryan - I am just about to start working with stencils and made my first batch of rice resist paste yesterday, so perfect timing. Jo in Nelson, NZ

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  3. My type of music😊 great pasting demo too. Love the resukts

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  4. Both pieces are beautiful, but the first one is simply stunning!

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    1. It is so beautiful. The sample was too small for me to greedily ask for a slice. I took a dozen pictures though. How is spring in beautiful Florence?

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  5. Hi Bryan, I've been following your blog for some time and I love the fabrics you make on your great silk farm in Japan! What a privilege to be working and living like this! The indigo-coloured piece you made is really fantastic! Greetings from Holland

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    1. I will be in Holland late this year. May se ou.

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  6. Would love to try ricepaste. Do you describe it elsewhere on your blog?

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    1. I haven't gone into detail on the paste making itself. It is a sort of separate skill. Takes many many tries to really get it right. It is made from mochi rice flour, finely ground rice bran and calcium hydroxide. (slaked lime.) there are so many variables according to how the paste is to be used. Different people use different percentages and steam or boil the paste.

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  7. so nifty to see and hear you applying the resist. picture's worth a thousand words...a video is even better!

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