Sunday, October 7, 2012
What happened when I tried
These are what I wanted to use but I was afraid that the plunge from boiling water to ice water would shatter my glass eggs and rocks.
So I opted for plastic buttons most well over 50 years old.
This was the fabric I choose hoping it WAS polyester. I couldn't think of anything else it could be. This was organza from Joanns. Joann has tons of polyester. I even got satin polyester for the transperse dyeing.
wrapped buttons and I thought why not wrap the excess too.
This is in the pot of boiling water but again I was afraid the fabric floating on top wouldn't get hot enough so I popped the steamer on top to hold the fabric under water.
one side - swish then
the other side. Left it in the ice water an hour (because I was working on two projects at once.
draining on a towel.
All in all I love the result. Thanks Nienke for an excellent challenge.
Posted by Beth at 4:26 PM