Thursday, September 20, 2007

Discharge Day

Beth Brandkamp hosted members of the RAFA gang at her house for a Discharge Day -- a chance to play with various bleaches and discharge agents to see what patterns and colors they would create on various fabrics.

Beth and Caris are setting up materials at the bleaching table, and Caren is spraying a design on her fabric with a 50% solution of bleach.

Linda and Donna are working with Thiox and wearing the appropriate masks for protection from chemical fumes.

Linda is ironing fabric on which she painted a design with Thiox Discharge Paste that Beth made from Print Paste and Thiox.

Barb and Caris are monitoring the heated pot of Thiox immersion solution. Fabric is wrapped on the poles "shibori style", and then left in the pot til the desired color is reached.

Everyone had created lots of wonderful fabrics by the end of the day, and a great time was had by all!

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