A TECHNIQUE DRIVEN Blog dedicated to mastery of surface design techniques. First we dye, overdye, paint, stitch, resist, tie, fold, silk screen, stamp, thermofax, batik, bejewel, stretch, shrink, sprinkle, Smooch, fuse, slice, dice, AND then we set it on fire using a variety of heat tools.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Beginning the Journey
The garments go into the compost pile to disintegrate. I can't tell you how long to leave them there. The make up of your compost pile and the weather will produce different rates of decomposition and insect activity. The second picture shows a sweater waiting to come out.
If you pull the garments out too early they will be less changed and less interesting although you might have some nice color on them.
If you wait too long then the garments are only scraps to use to repair another garment. That is not a bad thing. The scraps are still being given a new life. And, continuing the metaphor relating the process to our lives, sometimes it takes a great deal of support from others to get our lives remade.
And sometimes it is just right. This is right out of the compost pile with lots of detail shots. It will get washed before I use it. That will add more holes so I'll be washing it on delicate after some pre-soaking.