Re: [Marbling] Marbling sox - a problem
- 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
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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