I love looking in buckets when I am shocking the just-dyed cloth with cold water
I can't wait to see how everything turns out!
In screen printing the bamboo batting I was faced with a dilemma: how do I get the excess dye and print paste out of the batting without destroying it? Soak, soak, soak! I opted out of putting either of my samples through an entire cycle in our old studio top-loader washing machine. Not good.
I plunged the pieces is separate buckets (due to their different colors) and changed the water several times after hand-agitating the pieces. When the water began to clear I put them in the washing machine and spun the excess water out of them and hung them to dry.
Here are the results:
bamboo batting, excess dye and print paste removed