The Handwork teacher

I am a mother to two beautiful girls and I teach Handwork and Fine Arts in our local waldorf charter school in Arizona.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Does anyone know how to do this?

Its silk that you take some solution and bleach out the color and use a stencil ....anyone know how?  What is the solution?

9 comments:

Crescent Moon said...

I have done something like that with straight bleach on cotton. I just painted the bleach inside a stencil. This is the only pictures I had of that:
http://overthecrescentmoon.blogspot.com/2009/02/little-valentine-knitting.html

I did it to a pair of jean, too, but never to silk.

Wendi said...

I don't know if it would work on silk, but I've done something similar....(although not as beautiful...lol). http://restlessprairiefarm.blogspot.com/2010/07/glue-batik-ii.html

Here are the instructions.

http://thatartistwoman.blogspot.com/2009/05/childrens-day-koinobori-windsocks.html

maskitit said...

might be just a spray bottle with bleach..

Theresa said...

Are you sure it isn't batik? I don't know how you would do this with bleach since it seems the bleach would leak around the stencil. I suppose you could do it with a fine spray bottle with bleach over stencils, that is how I would approach it.

Ooooh, I know...maybe cut print into freezer paper and iron on fabric, maybe the wax keeps the bleach from running...

Nicole Spring (Frontier Dreams) said...

I have seen it done with a bleach pen. It's really pretty in person.
Kinda silly but thre are instructions on Martha Stewart's website. HTH!

Magical Mom said...

I have a water based resist by Jacquard, that you put on before the silk is painted (instead of dyed) then you wash out. It can also be tinted and the color remains after the resist is washed away. I have not heard of creating the patterns after the dying/painting process though. The effect seems to be the same on the silk though.
Warmly, Tracie

Anonymous said...

You can buy bleach pens from HobbyLobby and places like that. You can then either use a stencil or can fee hand your design. It would probably also work with the light sensitive papers you can buy for doing nature prints.

Solorn

Teaching Handwork said...

THank you everyone! I think I will try the bleach pen.....I will post my results....:)

maskitit said...

I have seen people do it with freezer paper ironed to the fabric and bleach in a very fine spray bottle. It gives a nicer result than the bleach pen, since it is easier to control the amount of bleach