Elizabeth Tanner

Kusaki zome painting of Arbutus  with Ha
Kusaki zome painting of Arbutus with Ha
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Woven Scarf
Woven Scarf
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Kusaki zome, Misty forest
Kusaki zome, Misty forest
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Woven runner, Honey suckle pattern
Woven runner, Honey suckle pattern
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Purse
Purse
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Elizabeth’s current interests are Kusaki zome and weaving.  The first is an ancient Japanese technique of painting watercolour on prepared fabric.  The soy milk solution bath renders the  watercolour pigments permanent and was traditionally used when painting silk for kimono.  Elizabeth uses cotton and paints West Coast scenery or flowers. 

 

The feel of yarn and the variety of texture with the colour combinations possible make weaving intriguing.  The repetitive action is meditative.  This makes weaving a definitive contrast to the immediacy and uncertainty of watercolour

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