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Negative Printing Techniques

Photo: Jack Deutsch

Removing color from your fabric can be as dramatic as adding color. Especially when you do it with a stencil! 

Karen Tornow uses stencils and other resists (agents that inhibit the bleach) control the effects of dyeing fabric.  Karen demonstrates this technique by spraying liquid bleach and stenciling with a common household bleach paste cleanser. Also learn how to use resists with Fiber Etch, a proprietary solution that creates cutwork and burn-out effects by removing the fibers themselves, rather than the dye. 

From Threads #115

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