Saturday, October 03, 2009


Kusaki-zome is Japanese for grass and tree dyes.

These are the various colors of kusaki-zome dyed on silk, kozo paper, wool fabric and yarn . These are some of the dye samples that I made in Japan.

I made a stencil and used rice paste as a resist to show the original fabric color. Some of the dye stuffs are pomegranite, lac, red cabbage, fustic, walnut, cochineal, peach leaves, logwood, and madder to name a few.

The samples show the different colors
that can be achieved using different mordants.

Kozo paper