Thursday, June 17, 2010

new fabric : bleach discharge

I've been playing with bleach discharge over the last few weeks. I love the unpredictability of bleach discharge; I never know quite what I'm going to get. 

This is fabric as it was dyed, with no discharging.

hand dyed 3-color batik on 100% cotton


Here's a piece that I dyed the same colors as above and then discharged using a solution of bleach and water.

hand dyed 3-color batik and bleach discharge on 100% cotton


I love where the wax cracked and the pattern discharged a bit.

hand dyed 3-color batik and bleach discharge on 100% cotton


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2 comments:

Lindsay | Vintage said...

Oh my gosh - I just love that first one. The color is so vibrant, and the contrast is stunning!!!

5 o'clock crows said...

Thanks Lindsay!

I can't wait to figure out what to do with this fabric - I think that saturated red will look so nice against the pink... maybe some throw pillows?