Wednesday, February 21, 2007
I read about dyeing with potato dexetrin as a resist. The results were beautiful but I have no dexetrin so I wondered if potato starch, which I do have, would work. This is the result. It is not at all like the illustrations I saw. It should have dried into wonderful organic looking patterns. I don't mind this piece of fabric though. It sort of matches my mood today. Lol.
I may try again with thicker starch. This time I will put it on cloth that is wet and then let it dry overnight to see what happens. For this one, I pre-soaked the cloth in soda ash solution and dried it before stretching it on a frame and painting it with the starch. I let it dry overnight and then painted it with Procion MX dye thickened with alginate.