Discharge workshop

Last week I spent five days in Bob Adams’ workshop at Quilters’ Studio in Newbury Park, California.  Twelve of us spent time bleaching, “anti-chloring,” Thiox-ing and Formosul-ing primarily black fabrics into new fabric, ready to be used in our next art quilt pieces.  It’s a messy process, but somebody has to do it!  Here are a couple of the pieces I made.  One is stitched, shibori-style, then briefly boiled in Thiox.  The other piece was discharged used Thiox and Formosul, the Thiox being the less discharged red areas and the Formosul the lighter.  The patterns were made using a Thermofax screen and a borrowed piece of scrap in the shape of a gear.

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