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Thread: Working with your own designed fabric

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    Senior Member moosegirl's Avatar
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    Hi, I have been playing with bleach discharge making yardage for quilts and wallhangings. Hope to inspire some surface design quilters.
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    That's really nice! I like it! :D

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    Let me get this straight ... You are painting on bleach to cause the design to happen, and then thread art?

    This is very nice indeed! Thought provocing.

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    Your design looks absolutely beautiful....quite ethereal. One question though, does using bleach weaken the fabric at all, and would the whitened areas yellow after time? Sorry, that's two questions, but I am a bit bleach phobic....

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    Oh Wow! That is amazing! I LOVE it!!!

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    Earthwalker, Dharma Trading sells a product that stops the bleach and prevents problems.

    http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/en...chemicals.html

    I've used the Clorox gel cleaners before - they stay in place well. I'm always surprised with black - some brands come out purple or bluish, depending on the colors they mixed to get black.

    I love that thread painting, it turned out great!

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    I love it.

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    That looks great! What a clever idea.

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    Stunning!!! Gorgeous!!! Original!!!! :D :D :D
    You have inpired me to try this now!!! 8) 8) 8)

    I have used bleach to reverse tye die 100% cotton sweatshirts and tshirts...they were not treated with any chemical and have held up well in the washer and dryer for 5 years now... so I would have to assume that using a product to neutralize the bleach would help the fabric last even longer :wink:

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    COOL

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