The Silk Tree Fluffs Hapa-zome

My report on the Fluffs wouldn’t be complete without this little complement.

The Hammering was performed on the untreated cotton fabric. I actually used a spoon for the sake of my mom’s table.

Talking of my Hapa-zome experience in general I cannot say that I have ever enjoyed either hammering in particular, or working with anything heavy, such as a stone for example, on the fabric surface… Well, my “spoon approach” is somewhat amateur I’d say… But this way I can work  freely not fearing to damage the fabric and have too coarse of a print…

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I have to say the Fluffs print dearly! In comparison to other flower material which may give a bit of a blur though bright prints, these leave a well-defined graphic mark. Which should be considered for the further enquiry in terms of the color fastness and the effects from different mordants treatment.


Мой отчет о цветах шелкового дерева

был бы неполным без этого небольшого дополения

Я не могу сказать, что японская техника хапа-зом так уж меня увлекает возможностью поработать молотком или чем-то тяжелым, вроде камня, по растительному материалу, выложенному по поверхности ткани.

Скорее я предпочитаю несколько аматорский подход в виде ложки.

По крайней мере таким образом я не рискую, увлекшись, повредить поверхность ткани, пускай мне и приходится прилагать больше усилий.

Могу сказать, что “пушки” отпечатываются исключительно хорошо. В отличие от другого растительного материала, который дает более расплывчатый и нечеткий след, эти оставляют вполне четкий отпечаток.

Хорошо бы в дальнейшем уточнить стойкость отпечатков к свету и мокрым обработкам!

8 responses to “The Silk Tree Fluffs Hapa-zome

  • Yvette Cals

    my first attempt with happazone was with a spoon too…

    • theimportanceofprocrastination

      The spoon seems to be a perfect tool so far when it goes of a small scale tasks. As for lager projects I am thinking to give a try to the vintage washing machine rubber shafts which were used to squeeze water from the clothes… Just recently I got that vintage thing, I will post the results as I do it…
      Well, but I will be avoiding hammer or such anyway!

  • Judy Carpenter

    Ginny is correct about me using blogger for my personal blog, but I am a member of a cooperative art website which is to be launched any day now, and I am in charge of the blog there. It is done on Word Press, so I was most interested in how Elena did the fabulous slide show. I’m going to have to go back and see if I can use it on the website blog, as my first blog post there is about eco dyeing and printing. A different member of the group will be blogging each month, so the topics will vary, but since I’m loving eco dyeing so much, I thought I’d open the blog with that!

    Thanks so much for your help Elena!


    • theimportanceofprocrastination

      Judy, I know that you are using blogger for the personal blog and wordpress for the cooperative website, I remember you were talking about it on FB. I just believe that there are should be similar features on these services… But I have no experience so far…
      Judy, just let me know if you finally figure it out how to make it working, please! Good luck!


  • Ginny Huber

    Elena has WordPress and Judy has blogspot I believe..but there may be a similar option on blogspot! This stuff is harder than the dyeing! Meanwhile, I saw the picture on your posting, Elena, which looks lovely but can’t open the video! Technology-important but tricky!

  • Judy Carpenter

    Lovely Elena! How did you get the slide show on your blog? I would love to be able to do that!


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