Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Jumping on the bandwagon...



I started with a piece of black, heavy weight jersey cotton, marked it with chalk and then loosely pulled some threads through the markings. (You'll note that I decided not to do the circles on the top left hand-side after all.)


Once I pulled the thread tight I used a small sized squeeze bottle of bleach to apply bleach along the pulled areas, and sprinkled drops randomly over the blank area.  When completed, the result was:




Which I'm rather pleased with.

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3 comments:

  1. And well you should be pleased! I do like the effect too! I had not really thought about applying the bleach in the method you suggested. Now I have another thing to try this weekend.

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  2. This is cool -- I've been thinking of trying out my smocking pleater to gather fabric for discharge...

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