When I took this photo of the poppy heads that I screen printed a few weeks ago I put it on our dining table, on top on the bamboo place mats! I really like the way the texture of the mats and the timbre of the table "framed " the print! Hence the need to do some discharging!
The place mat! How to achieve those irregular stripes? This is a real challenge.
This attempt No 1!
I had a black fat quarter of a nondescript black on the fabric shelf. I pleated the fabric with the iron,I then tied it at 3 inch intervals and then dipped the edges into a bowl of bleach. I really wasn't patient enough.
I like it but not for this task!
Attempt No 2.
Wow this one is much more like it! Bleach on black homespun. I tried to use a shobori technique. I marked out a grid and stitched the pleats into place. Not very successful as a shobori but I'm getting there. This piece will definitely be used soon - I have an idea in my head!