Katazome- Japanese Paste Resist
The traditional Japanese art of katazome is ancient. Kata means stencil and zome is a form of the word someru which means to dye- hence katazome (stencil dyeing)
The basic process of stencil dyeing is not complicated. First a stencil is cut and placed on a piece of fabric. Next resist paste is applied through the stencil. The
Stencil is then removed, and the pasted fabric is allowed to dry in the sunlight. Fabric is then treated with sizing if going to be dyed with pigments. Fabric is then dyed or the coler pigments brushed on.
Finally, the fabrics soaked in water to remove the paste.
The steps of katazome must be followed in sequence, and timing is essential.
Basic Katazome Stages
· Select and treat fabric
· Design Cut and reinforce stencil
· Prepare paste resist
· Prepare board and position fabric
· Apply paste resist to stencil
· Remove stencil paper
· Dry Fabric
· Apply soy milk to fabric
· Dye Fabric
· Steam fabric if necessary
· Soak fabric to remove paste
· Dry fabric
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