Thursday, August 18, 2011

....DING!


ps - thanks to all who replied. I bought Jane's book last night but will keep messing about all weekend, all uninformed!


OKAY! Here's the first one all crunched up. I thought I'd get a lot of the hardened wax off it before getting into the hot water.  Hand washed it in very hot water & Dawn several times and have no intention of machine washing it.


here it is, still damp but I don't anticipate it being a whole lot lighter when it drys which is a nice characteristic of woven cottons like huck, sack cloth and damask.

I'm really tickled with the results and have lots of plans including reworking some finished quilts that have become tired in my eyes. A few things will be disappearing from my main gallery.




I was looking over a prospectus yesterday and had a horror when I realized that nothing in my gallery is less than three years old!  Something has to be done...


Even the second one, which I immediately christened "Nasty" came out very interesting.

And a big bonus.....


...the soywax+dye crumbs are everywhere and the dye seems to be still active. These are two damask table napkins wet with soda ash that I used to clean up the work table.

I'll stuff these in a jar and leave them for tomorrow.

5 comments:

Karoda said...

kinda cool...looking at the results i'm questioning if using print paste is less of a hassle...

underatopazsky said...

I love the vibrancy of the colour patches. Looking forward to seeing where these go.

Serena said...

oh love!!!

tiedyejudy said...

Jeez!! Just when I think I know a little, something comes along and knocks me for a loop! I love the second one, even tho you labelled it nasty! It glows! Question: are you not machine washing because of the delicacy of the fabric? And what does dawn do that synthrapol doesn't? Always curious!

Deb said...

Judy - This particular cloth is anything but fragile - I could barely rip it by hand!
I'm not machine washing either of them because I like them exactly the way they are. I'll call them ART CLOTH and won't use them in anything that calls for washing but I'm willing to bet they won't lose a speck of color if I do. I've never noticed a big difference between results with Dawn (original blue) and Synthrapol except the price!