Discharging

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.

 

These fabrics ‘worked’ although were very slow to discharge. The liquid bled a lot giving fuzzy images.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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