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At least 3 days before the workshop,, prepare your fabric for Marbling:
Cut fabric to 10″ x 15″ Pull off all loose threads.
Wash fabric you plan to use – several pieces are OK – be sure all fabric
coatings are washed out.
(Optional – extra rinse in Borax to remove any remaining fabric coatings)-
not necessary according to Tana. If you do use 3Tbsp Borax per quart of
hot water for a few pieces – double recipe if marbling more pieces)
Don’t iron the fabric after treatment. Just pull out and hang straight.
Bring a disposable aluminum roasting pan, kitty liter tray, dish pan –
oblong 2-3″ high.
The tricky part is getting the paints to float (many factors at work here)-
Tana says it’s trial and error, and full of surprises. Get ready for some
fun and perhaps a failure or two. We’ll all learn as we go.
Tana will also be away for a week before the dye workshop, so questions to
See you all on the 20th.
Posted by Rita Faussone 9/1/14