jitensha stencil complete

The katagami stencil for my first furoshiki design, jitensha, is complete! It was 4.5 hours of cutting in total and about another half hour of finishing - erasing extra lead from the surface of the katagami so that it wouldn't interfere with the pasting process.

This image was taken about 3.5 hours into the cutting process:

And the finished stencil!


furoshiki design | one

The first furoshiki design is drawn and the cutting has begun!

It took 7 hours to draw this design onto the katagami (waterproof stencil paper used for katazome). I have titled this design jitensha, which means bicycle.

The furoshiki that I have chosen to dye are 54cm square (medium sized) - and this is reflected in the size of the katagami design. The images below are a progress shot of the cutting - it took an hour to cut this small amount...I foresee many hours ahead!



I have been working on the first furoshiki design for my JUMP project. Designing, sketching, drawing and finally cutting - the first design is well underway! Some progress shots to come soon...



repeat repeat exhibition opening

Thursday last week was the official opening of Repeat Repeat at Megalo Print Studio + Gallery. It was a lovely evening with many people crowding into the gallery on a chilly Canberra night. There was good company, yummy nibbles and wine, and of course beautiful textiles adorning the gallery walls!

Below is a quick snap of my three lengths in situ which I took on my phone on opening night. I hope to get back in to Megalo during the next week with my camera whilst the exhibition is still showing to take some better images :)


'ka' ripi-to

These are a few images of the third and final design that I have been working on recently for Repeat Repeat. The first two images are sage green pigment printed on green organic cotton canvas offcuts, and the final detail is sage green pigment printed on lovely grey slubby organic cotton/recycled hemp blend - yum!


repeat repeat

The three new hand-printed typographic lengths that I have shown in progress in recent posts are ready to exhibit - yay! They will be on display in the group exhibition Repeat Repeat at Megalo Print Studio + Gallery from today (Tuesday 7 June) until Saturday 25 June 2011. The official opening (for those who are in Canberra and surrounds) will be held at 6pm on Thursday 9 June 2011.
Would love to see you there!

This is the exhibition poster for Repeat Repeat printed by the lovely staff at Megalo and showcasing a design by Indigenous artist Ceretha Skinner.