Saturday, 4 August 2012

And Finally...

After a full week of putting colour into fabric on the last day we looked at discharging colour. these three products were used, Finish dishwasher detergent (5% bleaching agent), Jacquard discharge paste and deColourant paste. All three looked identical in the pots (thick white paste) so on the initial samples some very clever ladies wrote F, J, D (why had I never thought of that?)
Discharging colour from fabrics is never an exact science and as predicted some fabrics discharged at quite a fast pace whilst others remained dark.
You can discharge colour from any fabric, it doesn't have to be black or navy. This dark burgundy below was printed on with a shell stamp to remove the colour.
After playing with the pastes and a magnificent faith lunch organised by the students we moved upstairs to make a quick sketchbook cover.
They were all fantastic and this one made by Wendy shows off some of her shibori painted fabrics. Blogger has just turned this sideways so just tilt your head!
If you want to join me next year for a week of dyEing, painting and creating your own unique and individual fabrics then just contact me for more information.

1 comment:

  1. Love the discharge fabric, I must give this a go. I need more hours in a day.


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