just getting the hang of things here. working out the bugs and smoothing out the wrinkles of shooting, editing, and uploading all from the phone. in 6 months, I should be pretty good at it!
hopefully, you’re getting the hang of this too and have all made your way here. I see a few invites have not yet been accepted so I am going to go and resend to those folks again.
the two silk fabrics i mainly work with are a 5mm habotai and a 4mm gauze. these fabrics take a nice crisp pleat and are lightweight enough for the discharge and dye to penetrate through many layers. you would think that silk chiffon would also work but there is something about the weave and weight of it that causes the pleating to diminish more over time and use. perhaps i just haven’t persisted enough with it. as in most everything, it takes time and practice to really master each aspect of the process and the materials.
the video here was taken as I was prepping for a little photography session. i do all the photography myself. it’s another part of my job as a daily dyer. I use a Nikon D40 with a 28-55mm lens. it is the lowest end of the Nikon DSLRs and is about 5 years old now. more on that another day.