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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Flour Paste Resist




I've been playing with flour paste resist and bleach and I'm loving the results! I learned this in Jane Dunnewold's workshop and it is really fun. I've used both Kona cotton and P & B cotton and the color results are great. One trick I learned with the flour paste is to refrigerate the mixture before you use it. It is much easier to work with - a very nice consistency.

7 comments:

JYA Fiberarts said...

I really like the patterns that you have achieved in these pieces. They are very interesting. I'd love to see how you use them.

Michigoose said...

I'm laughing...I was doing the same thing last week, although I have to finish the pieces.

I was doing it for our local art quilt guild for a workshop...one of the people said she couldn't figure out WHY I would want to do this....

When I explained what I had in mind for them, she said "Oh, you'd going to do another technique with them for surface design (!). Of course, she does a lot of hand-dyes....

TextileTraveler said...

Very nice. I tried flour paste once but it took FOREVER to rinse it out. Any tricks to getting it out?

Beverly said...

Those are cool, Carole- and how did you learn to get the paste off the fabric? I tried it once on a silk scarf- I liked the effect, but the stuff was a bear to get out, and the hand of the fabric is still stiff, even after multiple washings and Milsoft.

LaughingLG said...

Beautiful results. Did you spray the bleach on?

Susan Purney Mark said...

Great colours, love the grid one.

Carole said...

Thanks for the great comments, everyone! I did spray the bleach on. That means I used a respirator and good ventilation, too. The flour paste is a little hard to get out, but I scrubbed it, let it soak for and hour or so, then washed it in warm water. You don't have to put it on very thickly to get a good result, either.