Janne Robberstad

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The pirate-flag

By spotogspindel | November 27, 2016

For Hook´s ship we need a proper pirate flag! I know they are for sale, printed pirate-flags very cheaply. But I didn´t want a pre-fabricated dime-a-dozen black-and-white pirate flag. I wanted a handmade one, in softer colors, with softer edges.


So I used a meter of plain, black cotton Then I made myself a “brush” by wiring down a piece of cloth on the wrong side of a brush (the top), and used chlorine to bleach the pattern onto the fabric. I did this in the morning, when the day was at it´s lightest, so I could work outside. Our barbieque-table with a glass table-top is still outside, and I wanted to work in fresh air while “painting” with the chlorine. Actually it´s the exact opposite of painting. The chlorine subtracts color from the fabric. The motif is around 2×2 feet I guess, and I am really liking both the warm colors-tones and the subtle edges. Again, I´ll have to wait till everything is in place to see where it should be, and then finish the edges.

Topics: backstage, textile | 1 Comment »

One Response to “The pirate-flag”

  1. Terry Says:
    July 13th, 2018 at 20:09

    love the pirate flag….do you sell them?