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« Reply #30 on: July 15, 2004 10:18:40 AM »

If you're using bleach in any form as a discharge agent, the piece can be "neutralized" by rinsing well in a vinegar and water solution. It'll reduce wear and holes, especially on highly concentrated areas. Always wash your fabrics first too, as some imported fabrics are sized with Formaldehyde, which is TOXIC period, never mind being mixed with bleach! I have a diploma in textile arts and safety is the paramount thing they taught us no matter what technique it was!!! Do any chemical work in a well ventilated area!
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« Reply #31 on: July 15, 2004 04:35:56 PM »

If you're using bleach in any form as a discharge agent, the piece can be "neutralized" by rinsing well in a vinegar and water solution. It'll reduce wear and holes, especially on highly concentrated areas. Always wash your fabrics first too, as some imported fabrics are sized with Formaldehyde, which is TOXIC period, never mind being mixed with bleach! I have a diploma in textile arts and safety is the paramount thing they taught us no matter what technique it was!!! Do any chemical work in a well ventilated area!
Thanks so much for this information! I was wanting to know how to reduce holes, and that bit on the toxicity is sehr useful![/color][/glow][/shadow]
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« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2004 08:12:49 PM »

Great idea!  I can't wait to make one!  Yay!!!!
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« Reply #33 on: August 02, 2004 06:45:08 PM »

If you're using bleach in any form as a discharge agent, the piece can be "neutralized" by rinsing well in a vinegar and water solution.

Should you rinse the shirt in vinegar solution before or after you have bleached it?  thanks.
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« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2004 06:50:26 PM »

The shirts look like they wer batiked. But this is way simple and with out the waxy mess! Verry neat-o
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« Reply #35 on: August 05, 2004 09:16:14 AM »

I thought it was Billy Bob Thorton
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« Reply #36 on: August 05, 2004 02:43:52 PM »

this is so cool! but i will probably just use the bleach and spray bottle method...those pens are pretty expensive!
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« Reply #37 on: August 07, 2004 12:43:05 PM »

awesome! I want to make a shirt with Bill from freaks and geeks!
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« Reply #38 on: August 08, 2004 11:31:40 AM »

Nice job!
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« Reply #39 on: August 10, 2004 01:43:18 PM »

lalage, could you expand on that super duper info? i.e. should you rinse in vinegar/water solution, then wash as normal?

cheers!  Grin
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