Rabbit repeat, again

I’ve finished the last bit of cutting and testing of my rabbit-moon-greens repeat. I’ve illustrated the last couple steps in the repeat testing process on my new Facebook page. Stop by for a visit! FB has been a real learning curve for me. My intention is to make the updates there shorter and sweeter. Some people prefer Facebook to blogs. It seems like the online world is forever shifting and adaptability is the key!
Here’s the final stencil. I’m pasting and dyeing other work this week, along with reinforcing the stencil. The rabbits will be ready to paste later in the week. This one will work as a single pictorial image i.e. for a hanging as well as a repeat. The size of the image is 12×16.”

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Author: Kit

I use the materials and techniques of the Japanese art of katazome (paste resist stencil dyeing) to capture my experience of nature. My work celebrates daily meetings with the wild birds, plants, and lake breezes of my local urban surroundings.

4 thoughts on “Rabbit repeat, again”

  1. Beautiful- I’m interested in that moon (at least I assume it’s a moon, it could be the sun!)… it’s totally effective with this single repeat and I’m curious to see how the whole thing works when you extend the repeat and there’s a whole moon. Will that littlest bunny take on a new significance?I’ve got “Watership Down” on the brain now!
    .-= Deb´s last blog ..The Sea of Tranquility =-.

  2. Thank you, Deb. I’m looking forward to seeing the whole thing too — repeated w/color! Yes — it’s a moon!

  3. The stencil is a wonderful work in itself. That the design is repeatable, or stands alone is amazing. I take it that you didn’t use your computer to work it out. ( I prefer blogging, to face booking. I feel very ill-at-ease on FB. Maybe you’ll take to it).

  4. Susan – I hand draw my designs until I am ready to test the repeat within a larger field. At that point I snap a photo and work in a graphics program to do some simple tiling. Then I complete the refinements and registration by hand. (I also prefer blogging, the clutter of FB can be so distracting…)

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