Colour Project – Black, Part 2
Above are the best two of a really uninspiring batch of attempts to bleach (Discharge) black fabric.
So I read the instructions – Chlorine bleach works on natural plant based fibres (cotton, linen, hemp, rayon etc) Stronger, fresher bleach works best. Some commercially dyed fabrics won’t discharge as they are treated with a chemical to prevent fading.
Top two are cotton, next two are linen.
The next two are from a workshop last year. Left, a primitive stencil with gel bleach sponged over it.
Right, a perspex sheet with bleach sponge rolled onto it and stamped onto the fabric.