Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Wha' happend?

On Monday I posted results of my fabric painting weekend. This was one of the pieces. On Monday I ironed everything to set the paint. Yesterday I decided to wash the fabrics because some of them were very stiff.

Below is the piece after washing. Quite a difference. It's not just a bad picture, it really lost that much color. The rest of the fabrics retained their color. All I can think is that there was a lot of gelatin transferred to the fabric because we were in the hot sun and it was getting soft and the color was mostly in the gelatin. Which all washed out. Hmph. Well, at least the fabric is soft.

And I'm sure I will find a use for it.

1 comment:

Sarah E. said...

Gracious, what a change in atmosphere for the color! Those mellow colors, though, are reminiscent to me of an autumn twilight, or a bamboo garden in China. Just as lovely in a different way!