Tuesday, March 3, 2009
future fabric fun
These are Indonesian cops (pronounced "chops"), used in making batik textiles. The intricate copper designs can be dipped in hot wax and pressed into fabric, forming a resist. When dry, the cloth can be painted or dyed and the design is revealed (remember invisible ink?).
I found them at a Santa Barbara store that is going out of business and the price was discounted (but still a bit pricey at that). What appealed to me was the simple but intricate geometric designs -- spare, but riotous at the same time.
My second glass face piece will come out of the kiln later today. Film at 11! (Well, tomorrow, anyway.)