Wednesday, October 24, 2007

on deck

Another beautiful October day - warm, humid, breezy. A perfect day for doing discharge outside. After I finished sewing the facings on a few pieces I decided to treat myself to a print fest of sorts. As you can see, my table is a little crowded. I really hate schlepping everything out on the deck but for discharge, there is really no other choice. The fabric on the left which looks blue is actually gray; i think it is a diluted shade of black 609.

I had some old thiox paste in the fridge and wanted to see if it would still work. it had been there for months and months, but it was still fine. It started to turn the fabric pink as soon as i put it on. But then, after i had steam-ironed, washed, dried, and ironed it, the effect was quite different - and more subtle.
Oh, nice. I can't wait to go back in.


Hilary Metcalf said...

Hi Rayna - love this piece - reminds me of frozen puddles with the thn film of cracked ice on top! Thanks to you I have now got my thiox recipe sorted, so will be able to ge into some serious discharging - no frozen puddles here in Oz - we go to daylight saving next week, then the long lazy days of summer aren't far off - perfect for dyeing and messing about with wet stuff outside,
Cheers - Hilary

Anonymous said...

Rayna -- this is gorgeous. Wow wow wow. Wish I could see it in person.

Judy said...

so glad you had a chance to play yesterday!

Sonji Hunt said...

It does have the feeling of cracked ice over a sidewalk. A puddle you wouldn't want to step in if it weren't frozen. You create very intriguing surfaces Rayna.

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