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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:05 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:40 pm 
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Hi Andrew

Great to have you back sharing your knowledge with us again! How interesting to see this group of threads that you have picked out all featuring stencils! (This thread plus http://www.tribaltextiles.info/communit ... php?t=1637 - I amended the thread title to reflect your comments - and http://www.tribaltextiles.info/communit ... php?t=1638 )

I personally found your comments on the Hunan stencil connection very interesting indeed. Fascinating that the Geija used the stencilled fabric together with their fine wax resist. Oh, the attraction of something bought 'imported' to indicate wealth and status!! We see it so very often! I love the images of the Dou-ran Gejia child's jacket especially the one of the back which shows the stencilled fabric together with two panels of wax resist - really shows the difference from the two techniques well executed! Also interesting that both fabrics are worked on the same principal of maximum resist - wax or paste - to protect the background white and leave the pattern to show up in the indigo dyeing.

Thanks very much indeed for creating what amounts to a dou-ran or stencil resist teach in or at least (sparing your blushes) focus!

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 Post subject: Stencil resist examples
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 8:52 am 
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Having spent a wonderful weekend indulging the textile virus with Monique in The Netherlands - thought to post some more stencil resist examples from her friend Peggy Kneefel - definitely worth an Amsterdam revisit!!! If you wish to see more of these she can be contacted by email: pakneefel@hotmail.com


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File comment: This close-up is the suggested stencil panel that, flipped over, will enable the two outer panels to be printed
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File comment: Suggested center stencil panel
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 Post subject: Using smaller stencils
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 9:24 am 
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As Andrew has discussed in previous postings - the skill required in creating wax resist textiles is demanding! This holds true in the production of stencilled resist textiles particularly when using small stencil panels repeatedly.
This cover shows the use of two small stencil panels that have been flipped over to create the "mirror" panel. The first is a small stencil showing a variety of beribboned Buddhist symbols at the terminal end and then a small panel repeated nine times on one side containing two birds amongst a floral and foliate design and bordered by what may be a Chinese lion.
Perhaps the difficulty of using these small stencils is more easily seen here where small shifts in stencil placement have resulted in a non-aligned panel with the creator filling in the void with a partial repeat.


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File comment: Terminal stencil with Buddhist symbols (Image rotated to overcome distortion to web page)
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File comment: The small stencil showing two birds amongst a floral and foliate design, bordered by a possible Chinese lion. (To overcome the width distortion I have rotated this image)
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 Post subject: Large stencilled cover
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 9:52 am 
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Here the two stencils employed are much larger in scale than the previous example. Again the skills required are demanding - particularly on more loosely handwoven material - as as mistakes are easily made. This panel is delightfully creative with Chinese lions and their accompanying balls and a pair of qilin with associated with the eight auspicious symbols.


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File comment: Cover made of three panels - the outer panels flipped mirror images about the central panel.
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 10:12 am 
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This example shows a cover made from a single stencil. The control is beautiful and perhaps indicates as well the benefit of using a more tightly woven commercially produced fabric. The additional border is formed from more loosely hand-woven strips.


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File comment: Two panelled cover made of four repeats of a single stencil.
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File comment: Closeup of the single stencil used to create this piece.
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 10:18 am 
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This example done on hand-woven fabric is done in freehand paste resist. The skill is incredible and although there are some slight shifts in matching these two panels they are beautifully done. At the top of this image the design seems to disappear - it actually continues beneath the outer border.


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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 10:25 am 
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This cover is made from one stencil - three birds amongst flowers and a corner piece that when combined with its mirror image forms a butterfly. Done on handwoven fabric - a tour de force!!


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File comment: Stencil of three birds amongst flowers with corner to form of butterfly.
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 10:41 am 
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This three panelled paste resist cover is made from two different stencils. Perhaps the most incredible piece is the central panel where the longlegged phoenix in the central roundel is matched up with its partner. The accompanying qilin appear almost celestial in the dot design. The two vigorous dragons chasing the pearl on the outer panels accompanied by butterfly corners, longevity knots and an exquisite border, are a joy to behold!
(This piece is almost identical to one posted earlier in this thread)


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File comment: Centre stencil of quilin and phoenix. The skill in accurately reproducing the mirror image is well demonstrated here.
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File comment: Stencil of dragon, butterfly and longevity knot, flipped and mirror imaged to create the outer panels.
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 10:58 am 
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This three panelled example is also made from two large stencils.The completed design comprises two expansive phoenices amongst flowers mirror imaged in the outer panels, and a very friendly looking dragon in a central roundel bordered by a further two phoenices in the center panel. Although there are a few areas where control has been lost and the fabric slightly stretched prior to being sewn together - this is again a fantastic example.


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File comment: Dragon roundel
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 11:11 am 
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A final example - this one formed from two large stencils. The outer panels formed by their mirror image. Although perhaps simpler in execution the overall impact is delightfully pleasing.


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