It would seem that yesterday’s catastrophe might not be the mistake I thought it was. It’s been pointed out to me that not all fabrics will discharge to white when a discharge agent is applied. Apparently it is quite common to have a residual colour left over after the discharge is finished and the left-over colour is dependent on the discharge chemical used.
I guess this is where practise and experimentation comes into play. I’d had a sneaking suspicion that the whole process wasn’t as straight forward as it seemed and I guess I was right which leads us to today’s phrase “Practise makes perfect”.
I guess my fabric piece wasn’t a total loss and if you’re into grey grunge then it’s perfect. If fact I have a feeling that I’m limited by my own creativity because I’m sure someone else could take this cloth and do wonderful things with it so what does that say about me?