Rosa and Blanca ~ Knox College

Photo courtesy of Craig Choma

The English Language Premier at Knox College

Written by: Rebekka Kricheldorf

Translated and Directed by: Neil Blackadder

Costume Design: Magdalena Tortoriello

As the textile artist for Rosa and Blanca, I used a multiple-step dye process to create the Eagle’s “wings”.  I “broomsticked” and dyed strips of lightweight silk in warm baths of RIT dye in red, yellow, or blue. After the color had set, I re- “broomsticked” the strips and dyed them in a brown bath to mute the color and create more depth within the textile design.  From there the strips were serged together, and the scraps from the serger were added to the vest for additional texture.