Pasting rabbits

I’ve postponed the indigo awhile again, as cooler weather has returned. Meanwhile, I got busy this week pasting my new rabbits-greens-moon stencil on 100% off-white linen from a local fabric outlet, S. R. Harris.  It’s funny how every mammal I depict reminds me of my well-fed cat, Lester (in body if not in ears). I have a tendency to make my paste too thick/dry, and have been making an effort to overcome this. This batch felt just right.

past over stencil


after pasting the cloth is stretched with “harite” and “shinshi”

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.

3 thoughts on “Pasting rabbits”

  1. Ooooh!I’ve been looking forward to seeing this!
    The repeat is a great success- it flows naturally and is beautifully balanced. I’m looking forward to seeing color added.
    Living vicariously here, watching this work come into being!

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