Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Oh no!! The "En" times are here!!

Okay the panels are all together and things are looking good. I'm going to now go about marking, ironing and tying on the en (the frame). This is exciting (wow, I must need to get out more :P), and a bit scary. I plan to proceed as carefully as possible with out over doing it. I have a couple of questions coming to mind on the placement of the 2 larger squares that anchor the ties. I haven't found any suggested distances but by looking at diagrams I think I can make do with out exact measure.

I took a pic again with my poor cell phone cam that is great in perfect light, lamp light in my living room at 12 am* is far from perfect and I am balanced on a chair so I could get far up and back from the project to get it all in frame. My apologies for the quality, but it gives you an idea of where I am at.

*Actually I looked at the pic below and decided to go for another shot today in daylight. Normally I would be at work but I have been taken out by a whooper of a sinus/throat/chest cold thing that seems to be rampant around these parts.
Click the pic for a larger view.


Jordan said...

Looking great!
Are you planning on bleaching and dyeing it or just leaving it as is?

Dirk said...

Thank you Sir!

TBH Im a tad nervous (and a TON ignorant) about bleaching it and dying it and how to properly do either.

Mostly bleaching is scary as i could rot the whole rig. I may just leave it as is unless I come across a good way to safely do so.

Harry said...


Didn't they dye 'em with onions?

I think in olden times it might have only been a case of muting any colours rather than getting one perfect, uniform colour... maybe... I can't recall where I heard that and I'm sure there are lots of different ideas on it.

Looks good to me.



Jordan said...

I think in Thailand they use jack-fruit, In India and Burma they use Saffron, Here in the US we use Rit.

Dirk said...

Hiya Harry

You just tryin' to get me to sit with the smell of an onion soup mix packet?!! :D Jk Jk - Thanks for encouragement.

Yes Jordan I have heard a few ways of naturally dying the fabric, but for this trip I'm cool to have my fugly blue and brown!

Pierre Turlur said...

Hi Dirk,

Sorry to hear you don't know how to put the two Daiza, they are placed with their center at 1/3 of the horizontal width, center at about 6 " of the inner edge of the frame. Please don't hesitate to ask me straight away or through treeleaf.

Take care


Dirk said...

Thank you Taigu!
I will. I hesitated to do so because, as I always do and did this time, I some how skipped a post when reading that described the placement just as you did! Doh! that said I do have a couple of questions and i hope you don't mind that I will take you up on the offer to contact you directly.