Friday, December 23, 2005

A Discharging Experiment

Thanks to my friends on the QuiltArt list, I gathered the courage to discharge (bleach) a rayon shirt that I really liked, but was too bright for me. I prefer wearing muted colors, so wanted to overdye it. Here's the result of the bleaching step ... before and after pictures. (Excuse the rushed ironing job!) So far, no holes in the fabric ... I did use Anti-Clor after rinsing out the bleach, followed by a thorough hot-water wash with Synthrapol. Now I just need to overdye it ... maybe a coppery color.