I took some time to draw the cartoon and refine it to create a 4-way repeat. Here are the final cartoon before transferring it to the stencil paper, and the final stencil design before cutting away bridges and adding the silk sha. I wanted to try this design on Japanese Kozo as well as fabric. I will post the results next.
Designing a new stencil for katazome usually involves several sketches and playing with composition. I’m always thinking about the light/dark balance.Read More