Thought I would try a cornstarch/bleach solution for a discharge 'paste'....Weird Science is what I got. Seen the Mythbusters where they walk on cornstarch? Yup Bleach-water does the same with the starch. The drawings are done with a crayon for a resist idea....the crayon went on great in straight lines, BTW.
|pooling begins....then just STOPS|
|after washing out|
The goo worked ok on the purple, just didn't do much to the others. Not to mention my resist idea was BUSTED, as they say on Mythbusters.
I was having fun with the first cloth with it's sun and drunkard paths, but I really wanted to go with the 9-patch idea, damn it, and not a 'storyboard'.
So on Saturday, with the girls here too, I pulled out some blue fabs, tore then up and pinned them to a piece of silk
|the moon is a piece of felt to use as a pattern area to work around|
In the center square I put in a full moon. After I basted everything down first. I use Jude's invisible basting method, but I didn't go as heavy as she likes to do hers. I figured the visible stitching would take care of a lot of the 'becoming one cloth'....but it's really because I wanted to get onto the visible stuff!
The thimble is for Susan, in case she needs a more reliable ref for size, since my hand could be any ole size, right?
Oh and as far as sewing with a silk fabric base....yum...it makes the cotton fabrics more supple.