Sewing this week has been limited to making nursing covers for soon to be arriving Baby V. Our first Grandchild. I also am making a quilt but I haven't even touched the hand quilting yet. No pictures of the covers because I gave them to my DIL last night.
The second amount of sewing I have been doing is curtains for my main floor. These are hard curtains to make and no pictures yet of them because they are boring. I am making panels and suspending them on curtain clip rings.
So I thought I would share with you some pictures of samples I made for a group of friends who came once a month this past year to learn and play with me. I learn best by tackling a project and learning as much as I can about it.
Discharge Dyeing with deColourant, deColourant Plus (no longer made) and a Bleach Pen.
|deColourant Plus in Silver (discontinued) It seemed to work on all the fabrics but not as well as the flannel.|
Back row: Batik, black hand dyed, blue flannel, red/pink hand dyed
Front Row: Two commercial cottons.
|Here I use the Blue and Silver deColourant on the first two pieces and the plain deColourant. All were the same commercial cotton. But this time I used a stencil and applied the deColourant with a brush.|
|This was a piece of commercial fabric that I played with a bleach pen with.|
The bleach pen removes the colour well but a halo effect can be seen. It is hard to get the bleach to flow evenly.
I have some more experiments with the bleach and deColourant, some conclusions, sources and things to try with the products next post.
Until then I am off to sew my curtains.
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