Wednesday, September 30, 2009

discharged fabrics

Here are some pictures of fabric I discharged last week during Carol's class. For the first one a doormat was placed under the fabric - which was blue Kona - and than I used a foam roller to apply thickened thiox over it.

For both other pieces binder clips and rubber bands were used. The difference in pattern is because I fanfolded the fabric in a different way and probably placed the binder clips in a different fashion. The next step was to immerse the fabric into a thiox bath. Handdyed fabric discharged way quicker than commercial fabric does. After this bath I used different colors of Procion mx dyes.





4 comments:

mia de vos said...

Ik was al heel nieuwsgierig naar je resultaten daar, het ziet er weer bijzonder uit. Ik begrijp dat je het heel erg naar je zin hebt gehad?

hannie said...

Weer heel bijzonder Wil! Kan me voorstellen dat je het uitstekend naar je zin had. Een wel heel aparte manier van verven.

Margeeth said...

Interesting fabrics and real interesting way of discharging, using a doormat.

Thelma said...

Beautiful fabrics Wil! I know you had fun!