Wrap-and-Dip Technique for Dyeing Fabric
by Lois Ericson
from Threads #72, p. 66
Tying or clamping fabric with string so that portions are held loosely while others are very tightly squeezed is a good way to form a partial barrier against bleach penetration when the wrapped fabric is submerged in a bleach solution. Clothespins, paper clips, and rubber bands provide other wrapping/clamping options. Weights (clean stones, full plastic bottles, and so on) may be necessary to hold wrapped pieces completely submerged while bleaching.
|In the photo at left are several lengths of folded and wrapped fabric, including an accordion-folded fabric sandwiched between pieces of wood (finished fabric in middle photo), and a long, narrow bundle that's simply folded fabric wrapped with string (finished fabric in photo at right).|