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Marbling sox - a problem

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  • carylhanc@aol.com
    Hi, All, I thought it would be fun to marble some sox for a church bazaar, and I have learned that while fun, it is *very* labor intensive! I made forms to
    Message 1 of 5 , Oct 15, 2003
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      Hi, All,
      I thought it would be fun to marble some sox for a church bazaar, and I have
      learned that while fun, it is *very* labor intensive! I made forms to
      stretch the sox on, and am using acrylic paints on carragheenan. I alum the sox,
      and let them dry. They come off the size with a very sharp and bright pattern,
      and keep the pattern in the bucket of water I swish them in to get out the
      carragheenan. Then I put them in the washer, short, gentle cycle, cool water,
      and a tiny bit of detergent. They come out faded, and grayed, and have lost a
      lot of the original sharpness of the pattern. Obviously, the washer is the
      problem.
      Could list members help me out here, please? Do they need to dry to set the
      pattern/paints before washing?
      Thanks in advance!
      Caryl Hancock, Indianapolis
    • marblehead@iwon.com
      Heat setting might help. You can t really iron them, but 15-20 minutes in a hot dryer would probably do it. ae ... From: [mailto: carylhanc@aol.com] To:
      Message 2 of 5 , Oct 15, 2003
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        Heat setting might help. You can't really iron them, but 15-20 minutes in a hot dryer would probably do it.

        ae


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        To: marbling@yahoogroups.com
        Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2003 09:47:05 EDT
        Subject: [Marbling] Marbling sox - a problem

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        Hi, All,<BR>
        I thought it would be fun to marble some sox for a church bazaar, and I have <BR>
        learned that while fun, it is *very* labor intensive!� I made forms to <BR>
        stretch the sox on, and am using acrylic paints on carragheenan.� I alum the sox, <BR>
        and let them dry.� They come off the size with a very sharp and bright pattern, <BR>
        and keep the pattern in the bucket of water I swish them in to get out the <BR>
        carragheenan.� Then I put them in the washer, short, gentle cycle, cool water, <BR>
        and a tiny bit of detergent.� They come out faded, and grayed, and have lost a <BR>
        lot of the original sharpness of the pattern.� Obviously, the washer is the <BR>
        problem.� <BR>
        Could list members help me out here, please?� Do they need to dry to set the <BR>
        pattern/paints before washing?<BR>
        Thanks in advance!<BR>
        Caryl Hancock, Indianapolis<BR>
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      • irisnevins
        As a rule all acrylic marbled materials should only be hand washed, as in soaked in Woolite type soap for three minutes, or dry cleaned. There should be other
        Message 3 of 5 , Oct 15, 2003
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          As a rule all acrylic marbled materials should only be hand washed, as in
          soaked in Woolite type soap for three minutes, or dry cleaned. There should
          be other more permanent fabric paints that may be able to stand a washing.
          This is a surface design and any scrubbing even on gentle cycle will scuff
          off the design.

          Even heat setting with an iron will not be foolproof. Personally I would
          just put them in the dryer for 20 min.to set them, and never machine wash.
          Others who marble fabric will likely know more.

          Iris Nevins
        • gretchen vansant
          It is Important to heat set your colors buy putting them in the dryer after removing size.But also there are catylists(gee I,ve got that spelled wrong)that add
          Message 4 of 5 , Oct 15, 2003
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            It is Important to heat set your colors buy putting them in the dryer after removing size.But also there are catylists(gee I,ve got that spelled wrong)that add to paint in the beginning that will help heat set.expensive but just a drop pur 1/2oz of paint. great idea by ther way! gretchen

            carylhanc@... wrote:Hi, All,
            I thought it would be fun to marble some sox for a church bazaar, and I have
            learned that while fun, it is *very* labor intensive! I made forms to
            stretch the sox on, and am using acrylic paints on carragheenan. I alum the sox,
            and let them dry. They come off the size with a very sharp and bright pattern,
            and keep the pattern in the bucket of water I swish them in to get out the
            carragheenan. Then I put them in the washer, short, gentle cycle, cool water,
            and a tiny bit of detergent. They come out faded, and grayed, and have lost a
            lot of the original sharpness of the pattern. Obviously, the washer is the
            problem.
            Could list members help me out here, please? Do they need to dry to set the
            pattern/paints before washing?
            Thanks in advance!
            Caryl Hancock, Indianapolis

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          • carylhanc@aol.com
            Hi, All, Many thanks to the list members for their suggestions. Back to the size tank to try them! Caryl Hancock, Indianapolis
            Message 5 of 5 , Oct 17, 2003
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              Hi, All,
              Many thanks to the list members for their suggestions. Back to the size tank
              to try them!
              Caryl Hancock, Indianapolis
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