Sunday, July 09, 2006

DYEING WITH INDIGO USING THREE DIFFERENT PASTES


Stencil of Plovers by Atsuko Yoshida












Japanese rice paste: Rice flour mixed with rice bran and lime.












Chinese stencil paste: Soy flour and lime.






Indonesian paste: Ground nuts (peanuts) and lime called katjang batik from Batavia (Djakarta), recipe from a citation in a "A History of Dyed Textiles" by Stuart Robinson, MIT Press, 1969, p. 74.

I used "Skippy" peanut butter mixed with lime.


4 comments:

One Crabapple said...

These pieces are beautiful.

(you did NOT use Skippy Peanut Butter! laughing)

Always so great to come here and learn.

Thank you.
Sandy

Kim said...

Skippy? - imagine that. I enjoyed you post on furoshiki. Thanks.

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