More on Chinese Butterflies

24 September 2007

chinese butterfly
Previously I have discussed how to make Chinese Butterflies, Part 1, Part 2, and some of the limitations about fabric and size. Here is a link to watch a video of a Chinese maker, LUI DA PAO, making butterflies in indigo.

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2 Responses to “More on Chinese Butterflies”

  1. glennis Says:

    OK-you got me! I’m stitching up some sample butterflies today and will post the results to the flickr pool when done. thanks for teaching us this technique!

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  2. glennis Says:

    wow- this was harder than i thought it would be! the first one i did was on 8mm china silk. absolutely no resist! so i thought, heavier fabric is needed (or perhaps much smaller folds). so i went for some heavier bamboo/silk that i had around. a little better but still, hardly and resist marks on the fabric- certainly not anything remotely recognizable as a butterfly. next i will try some t-shirt cotton and see how that goes. practice, practice, practice….

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