Did some more wax and discharge yesterday on that piece of silk and steamed it tonight. The thing about discharge is that the two sides are always different - and surprisingly, it is often the 'other' side that discharges more or that you like better. Here is one example = two sides of the same discarged section: First, the "right" side, or the side where I painted the discharge paste into the unwaxed sections. Here is the "wrong" side of the fabric, which is quite different...I can't figure out why. I like it!
It is probably a 2 yard piece of silk broadcloth - it feels sandwashed; is heavy and delicious to the touch. Because it is so big there are large sections in the middle that I have not touched. Maybe tomorrow I can run over there for a few hours before we join our children for a barbecue late in the afternoon. Otherwise, Wed.