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Monday, June 29, 2009

soda ash surprise

My first day as a blogger. I forgot a piece of discharged chiffon that I was soaking in soda ash. It stayed in the soak overnight and this morning it had a warm pale coral that hadn't been there prior to the soak. This piece was was discharged 2x, first with Jaquard paste... then steamed but not enough discharged. Next I printed it again this time with Thiox paste and steamed while the paste was still quite wet... and I lost almost everything. I feel a bit like Goldilocks. Now I am going to dye it again using the same screen I used to discharge it.

1 comment:

  1. Ha ha - I feel your pain with the discharging disasters. But that only means it will be more interesting and complex at the end (or at least, that's what I tell myself when this happens to me). I don't use discharge paste most of the time; I've pretty much switched to thiox. So happy to see you now have a blog!!

    Was that your building that was written up in the NY Times art section last week? I saved the page.

    P.S. - a couple of your pix in the most recent post didn't load. Maybe they were too big?