Re: [SCA-Garb] Re: A rather annoying problem.
- View SourceHow about stenciling a design around the entire neckline? Just do the design
deep enough to cover up the white mark and repeat it around the whole
neckline. If you don't want to make up a design from scratch I have seen
some of the premade stencils that might work with a bit of layout planning.
Fleurs, vining, acanthus leaves all have been made in stencils. If you don't
want a high contrast design, do one that is just a shade or two darker than
the base fabric, I think it would be very pretty.
One of our local ladies has held several classes on stenciling garb at A&S
collegiums. She does the stenciling, even though block printing has been
used in several locations within the SCA timeframe, because she can get
better results with the stencils. She uses regular craft acrylic paints with
a textile medium added to keep the designs on the garb for a longer time. In
one of the classes we made cooler clothes and even though we didn't use
textile medium mine is still in good condition even through several washings
and several years of use. I tend to use mine to cover a foot locker nowadays
and use a double thick layered cloth for the cooler.
>>okay, been reading the list on this problem. As to removing the whiteLars sent:
>>residue, don't think you can. That's the residue of the chemical reaction
>>and it is basically a *stain* on the fabric. I checked with all my dry
>>cleaner buddies, and they agree it isn't going to come out.
> Using a fabric marker in the color of the fabric (slightly darker,actually to help darken over the white and still stay in same range) is a
good choice. If you want to have more control even than that...go with Rit
Dye in a the same color applied in layers with a small artists brush until
you hit the right concentration of color.
> In my own op I would go with decorating the place to make it look
> intentional. And then I would do two other areas on the dress to match the
> embellishment you decide on to cover the spot. I would recommend the cuff
> or shoulder head of each sleeve. And it doesn't have to be beading or
> embroidery, using fabric paints and doing some sort of artistic period
> design (like dragons or knotwork or flowers or whatever) would work just
> as well.