The following photos are the result of days of planning, sewing and dyeing. This is the Katano technique I’ve been after for a while, and I’m very happy I finally set my hands on it. After these attempts, I’m feeling a bit brave and want to keep inventing new patterns. Not all of them were successful though, there is a third piece that didn’t make it to the blog, but won the first place on the learning competition. One of those very useful disasters.
I dipped the fabric in the indigo vat ten times, the fabric turned out quite dark but in the photos they appear to be darker. But it’s still possible to see how the weave of the linen shows beautifully where the indigo bled. I really like that.
Even though I am very pleased with these pieces, I still need to make some improvements; try this technique a few more times and see what comes out of it. At the moment it has given me a lot of ideas for my next Katazome projet, on which I already started working!
Thanks to my dearest friend Yoshiko who gave me the beautiful bamboo hangers, they fit perfectly!