A day right after my travels from Europe, good to adjust my jet leg was engaged in a botanical imprints workshop with a group of enthusiastic volunteers from a NGO - St James Settlement .
甫自歐洲回港不足24小時, 過往的我時差要待多日才適應, 幸好要為早前已安排一非牟利機構聖雅各福群會義工朋友們做植物移印染實驗坊, 我的日間時間不致賴在床上.
準備好有明樊及鐵質媒染的葉子材料, 各人在一個下午製作了20件不同鋪排及效果的絲巾樣品. 我很高興義工朋友們為社區付出寶貴時間幫助有需要的人士, 還抽空學習新創意, 希望我的點點技巧能傳揚開讓更多人發拙植物印染的奇妙 !
This morning I prepared some kinds of leaves for the session. I used iron and alum mordant for eucalyptus and onion skins soaked overnight. Other leaves were citrus leaves, rose leaves and kind of pines.
After the simple sample I showed, they started their own bundling.
I also showed them how to make their own "core", my way of using the paper board rolling is space save for boiling. Also the bending even makes the tying tight.
During the 5 hours session each of the participant done two pieces with different techniques.
As always the opening is excited especially for their first time of making.
Here pictures speak themselves........
The colorful rack
The two pieces of different tone. They're pleased with the natural prints and found the interesting outcome with iron.
I'm delighted for their enthusiasm in helping each other and the time devoted for the needy. I hope they would explore more the fun and share in the community. I'm most happy to spread........