On Jun 27, 2008, at 3:12 PM, wodeford wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Leonard, Elizabeth A. @ Sacramento"
> <elizabeth.leonard@...> wrote:
>> The fabric was blue and I used full-strength bleach barely dabbed
>> with a
>> q-tip on the tip of the pucker. The bleach bled out (bleach
>> bleeds- ask
>> any bottle blonde) about 1/2 inch- passing my thread loop but
>> leaving a
>> hint of the blue underneath.
> Given that shibori is usually accomplished by dyeing undyed fabric
> rather than bleaching pre-dyed fabric, it sounds like your results
> were a function of the bleach.
There's a whole modern practice of using bleach to "dye" colored
cloth. The term for it is "dye discharge." It's usually accomplished
with paste-form bleach ("discharge paste") or with those bleach pens
you can get at the supermarket.
Still, sounds like it's not going to save any work over traditional