Wednesday, July 19, 2006

back to work

I think I have finished piecing something that has been on my wall for eons, so it was time to move on. I ran to K-mart and bought an enamel pot, set up my hotplate on the porch, got out my gas mask, and went to work with a thiox bath. Some pieces did not discharge, so I knew I would have to use bleach on them next time around. In the meantime, here is a hasty and unscientific experiment using two pieces of the identical cloth: the orange one was in bleach and greenish beige in thiox. Same thing, different fabric. The gold is bleach, the sage is thiox. That's probably all the experimenting I will be able to do. Tomorrow, Joanie and I are driving to Maryland to see Linda Colsh, who is here from Belgium visiting family. We'll also see Cathy Kleeman, Mary Beth Bellah, and Martha Gilbert. Yipeee - a mental health day. Leaving the house at crack of dawn, so I am turning in early tonight.

5 comments:

Karoda said...

Enjoy your day tomorrow...to the max enjoy it!

deb said...

I've been doing some discharging lately and like the look you get from thiox. Where do you buy it and what do you have to use to neutralize it?

Have you ever used both on one piece?

Jo Griffith said...

Very interesting experiment! Thank you for posting the results!

jenclair said...

These are all beautiful. What a difference between the bleach and the thiox. I have no preference, really, because they both produced gorgeous results, but how nice to have the choice.

Deb H said...

Tomorrow sounds fun. Is that Shibori at the bottom? So the orage is actully discharged? It's very orange. Lovely fabrics.