Whilst all the buckets and messy stuff was readily available in the courtyard, it was just the right time to mess around more with the discharge process. A piece of cotton fabric that I previously dyed with Procion MX dyes was just waiting to be altered. So I applied a thickish flour paste, waited for it to dry rock solid hard over 2 days, then cracking it all over, it was able to be discharged with an application of bleach. The bleach settled into the cracks but not the area where the flour paste remained. By the time I got to undertake the discharge process I discovered a few holes in the fabric – nibbled by a nighttime visitor, probably a hungry possum with a liking for some carbs. Now doesn’t this makes for a unique piece of fabric?
Seriously the process produces an interesting visual texture which in this case, enhanced the darkly dyed fabric that was sitting in my cupboard. Now it beckons to be used in my art-quilting work, so in my book – that is a good result.
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