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« on: October 29, 2010 12:08:38 PM »

Hello all,
I need help figuring out how to dye fabric for a cushion while leaving a resisting shape in the original colour. My shape is going to be an animal, a rabbit or a horse on cotton (the weight of a tea towel)...Basically I want to try out making something like this for my sister, but I don't want to have to buy a lot of supplies to make it work (it might just be easier to sew on an applique instead..)
Are there any colour resist methods that are simple or not expensive? (as in, I can get supplies at the dollar store..)
Please keep in mind I'm in Canada, so a lot of crafting bits aren't available here (I only just found freezer paper!).
Thanks!
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rednightsky86
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2010 12:16:45 PM »

You can try flour and water.  Mix it until its thick enough that you can put it on the fabric without running and wait for it to dry.  Its water soluble so submerge.  You can also look into discharging (dyeing and then using bleach on it) with things like gel dishwasher detergent with bleach in it.  You could also order some non wax resists, i know dharmatrading.com
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Alexus1325
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2010 01:39:36 PM »

The Japanese fabric painting technique called Yuzen uses a rice paste resist, so I think Rednightsky is on to something. Plain old wheat paste like you would make for paper mache should be a decent substitute for rice paste.
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