Even my cat Mogi approved my plant prints ! This is another trial on maple leaves eco-print. The prints look soft and the string marks are good. I'm quite satisfy with this so far. 這也算是一次滿意的楓葉印染, 我的貓兒也喜愛呢 !
Since keen on plant prints these months, whenever I've chances I'd take note on leaves in the brushes. Last Sun I went to friends house on Lantau island for an occassion and walked in the brush. In June I'd a posts about the village. In summer there're lots of cows but now I can't see a single one. 星期日去了大嶼 山水口村朋友家聚舊, 在他們村子山徑漫步遠眺, 朋友村子群山擁抱, 沙灘優美, 我在路邊喜見紅黃秋楓葉, 正是我要再做實驗的好時機. 這是昨日"解封" 的印染絲巾,
My friends live on the foothill of the mountain. On the front right is their house. 友人的屋子就在右方.
A path leading to the beach. 另一方是淺灘.
It's winter, so quiet.
On low tides people like to dig clams in the sandbar. 夏日潮退時很多人在灘上掘蜆, 村民及環保人士不大讚同的活動, 因為濫掘蜆子很快會減少, 影響生態.
This is a small village of new and old houses with only about 200 people. 祗有200 多村民的i村子, 房子新舊交錯.
A typical house of our friend facing the lushes.
One of the old houses.
A path to the campsite.
The bridge built by British Gurkha engineers in 1985.
We walked up to the pavilion.
So delighted to have found the maples. Don't know if it's wild or not. I picked a few fresh leaves on the road.紅葉片片, 我怎能抭拒做些印染試驗 !!?? Back to friends house we'd a fabulous seafood BBQ with a good champagne to mark an occassion.
I back home at 10pm and immediately wrapped the leaves. Steamed for 20-min and left in a thermo pot for 72 hrs, in between brought it to boil for twice. This challenged my patience to wait for so long. I unwrapped it yesterday and found the marks are clear and the ends with string marks are sharp. James' advice for boiling in water with little iron helps.回到家門已是晚上10點了, 我急不及待, 扎好葉子做環保印染. 真要考驗我的耐性. 一向我很心急, 這回也得等了72小時才解封. 時間是好的証明, 果然效果顯著.
At the same time I put a few other leaves on the formerly printed silk with eucalyptus leaves (the left one, they're orange and bright). The marks are good though not quite shape. I don't know what sort of leaves they're.