These are beautiful prints Nina...red maple that prints purple. Marvelous! Is it printed on cotton or wool jersey? Lovely effect!
Cassandra ! : ) It is printed on silk knit. I like the knits because they don't wrinkle as much in the process. Got a big steaming pot boiling in the garage..overprinting this one printed shirt to see if I could create a sense of depth with a larger darker print in front : )
Great idea, Nina. I do that sort of thing a lot on my other cloth besides eco printing. I've experimented on some old wool sweaters, too. It works great. Interesting that you are getting dark prints on silk of any kind. My silk prints are faint and not very satisfying. HELP!!!
Try soaking plant material and or shirt in iron water. You can also make your iron water stronger: )
Thanks, Nina. I had soaked the leaves in the iron water, but had not tried soaking the cloth in the water. I was afraid it would darken or gray down the white fabric. Another friend told me she did the same thing. (Prissy me silently made a face...LOL!) So much for pristine white cloth. Into the iron water it goes! :)
P.S. I love your white rose wedding dress! I can't seem to get that kind of perfect shrinkage (particularly in the waist and hip areas), or that beautiful tapering fit. Ha! Maybe it's my body that is the problem. Anyway, your dress is what I strive to achieve. :)
You should be able to. I lay the wool horisontal only -for stretch.I think I figured out how to get beyond the basic form- I want to take it out : )
Yes, I remember the horizontal layout for form-fitting and stretch. I have been combining the layout...horizontal at top and down past the waist, then switching to vertical from below the hip. I think this is the problem. I finally achieved the shrinkage today, but can't seem to get those armholes tight. LOL, they are gapping and flapping around in the wind!!!What do you mean by "getting beyond the basic form? And, "I want to take it out"? Uh, DUH I'm kind of stupid that way. :))))
Try to lay a strip of wool following the contour of the armhole, it works for me : ) I want jackets and dresses that flare out in the back : )
Thanks for the armhole tip. I want garments that flare out front and back (below the waist or hip)! :) We're on the same wave-length...