Bleached Mulberry Bark |
$7.00 ($6.36) / small (up to 50g
Mulberry bark, from the north of Thailand, is sometimes referred to as
Kozo fibre or Kozo paper. The sheets look like thick scrim with several
layers. You can pull the layers apart and soften the fibres in water to
separate, and use them as strips of fibre or create holes and gaps in the
wet fibres for great texture. You can use them to create 3-D shapes.
Layer them with Angelina fibre for an interesting contrast. The holes are
wonderful for adding all sorts of other little extras and the paper takes
colour superbly. Easily manipulated and stretched when soaked in
water. Great for stitching on, backgrounds, layers etc.
To create all over texture with paint, paint the bark and then press the
bark onto fabric until you have covered your fabric with pattern, Or use
the bark like a stencil, dabbing paint though the fibre mesh with a stuff
paintbrush. Of course it takes dye very well.
The rest is up to your imagination!
Samples below. The ruler is 30cm.
This piece is approx. 150cm x 70cm, weight 175g, price x-large $12.00
This piece is approx. 75cm x 33cm, weight 52g, price medium $10.00