Thursday, June 18, 2020

Bleach Shibori Method & Repurposing A Baggy Thai Fisherman Wrap-Tie Pants

I bought a baggy fisherman wrap-tie pants from a night market in Chiangmai some 6 or 7 years ago.

I wore it ONCE in front of the mirror, for 30 seconds. And it never saw light ever since.

And recently, I literally dissected it to make a pair of home shorts which I ran out of during the pandemic Movement Control Order. Home shorts, and other goodies.

It's a pity I didn't take a picture of its original state.

Here are the 'babies'.

From ONE humongous pants! Of course, they have to be supplemented with other fabrics for lining.

Top part of the original baggy pants was deep indigo and I love this colour. I created patterns on it using bleach.

I used a firm-bristle brush to create crosses on the fabric

For making dots, I used a cotton bud.

And for making smaller dots, I used the top blunt end of a wooden toothpick.

The bleach shibori result.

The final products..

Reversible hobo bag

Feels so satisfied that I made full use of the fabric of the pants I never wore. In fact I got more pretty goodies out of it!

Monday, June 01, 2020

DIY Monstera Leaf Art

I couldn't find a monstera leaf art print that I really liked. So I DIYed one! Luckily I already had the IKEA picture frame (FISKBO 40x50cm) and the artificial leaf (SMYCKA) and the leaf fits nicely within the frame.

Next, I bought an art paper and cut it to the size of the frame.

Then I traced the leaf on the paper.

I had several colours of these Speedball block printing ink for 10 years or so and they still work well. 
I painted the leaf. It was practically like a colouring project, nothing fancy or difficult.