Discharge and Soy Wax

Colour Project – Purple, Part 3

Above – Discharge paste on commercially dyed Dupion silk

Below – Samples of discharge paste through a Thermofax screen on Scrunch jar dyed Habutai silks and cottons. These have all worked much better than the greens previously. Turquoise doesn’t discharge, so I image there was some of it in that dye pot.  This is where taking good notes at the time would be an advantage!

Above – Silk

Above – Silk, dyed a long time ago, from the result I think there may be some turquoise in the mix.

Above – Cotton sheeting

Above – silk.     Below – Cotton

The next samples are using soy wax a a resist for discharge. The discharge paste was brushed over the fabric.

Above & below- applying the wax with wooden blocks. Cotton sheeting above, below commercially dye silk Dupion.

Above – applying wax with wood block stamp.

Below – using a cork. both on hand dyed Habutai silk

More Soy Wax

Colour Project – Green, Part 10

These samples were dyed with Procion, firstly with a light green after more wax was applied a darker green. Both dyes were painted directly onto the fabric. The base colours and fabrics have given the variety of shades.

Above – using a metal scone cutter to create circles. Below – a wooden block stamp. Both on heavy cotton sheeting

Below – Corks, wooden blocks and satay sticks also on cotton sheeting.

Below – Fork Prongs on Habutai silk

Below – the same wooden print block on habutai gives a much finer line.