Silk. Synonymous with Japan, and rightly revered. Another beautiful project we tackled during the residency at Japanese Textile Workshops in May.
Dipping the silk half and half in dye baths made from both gardenia pods and madder, the colours were brilliant yellow and fire engine red. I used a ready made undyed scarf and a length of organza for these projects.
Then, dipping the lot in the indigo bath changed everything. A few extra dips here and there produced moody, seductive greens and purply browns.
The shimmery sheen of the silk reflects the colours so beautifully. Food for thought for future projects…..
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body
I’d also like to acknowledge the assistance of the Copyright Agency Creative Individuals Career Fund for this project