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Experiment in Progress



I have been making short trips to the studio to try out an experiment on silk and on cotton. It involves dye painting so I first soaked small pieces of silk and cotton in soda ash and water.


I hung the fabric to dye and went back this morning to stencil some patterns on the fabric using Jacquard’s Dye Magnet. It is really goopy, slippery stuff so it is hard to get clean images.



I left it to dry and went back this afternoon and spread some full strength dye concentrate on the fabrics, which I had layered. I covered it and will leave it to batch for at least 24 hours.


2 Responses to “Experiment in Progress”

  1. Mary Helen in OR says:

    So glad to hear you are still working in your studio. Now you can count the days til surgery. I’m excited to see the results of your experiments.

  2. Liz Copeland says:

    I would love to see what your results are with the dye magnet goo. When I tried it on silk, it acted as a resist rather than a magnet. So I got the reverse of what I wanted. Worked as expected on cotton.