Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Potassium Permanganate & Lemon Juice

Have been playing around this evening experimenting with more embellished fabric but this time using Potassium Permanganate and Lemon Juice.
I used a teaspoon of Pot.Mang to a litre of hot water and soaked the two pieces of fabric for about 1o minutes.
I love the imperial purple colour of the Pot.Mang, I feel its such a shame sometimes when the colour oxidises in the air.
After rinsing through in cold water I squirted Pure Lemon Juice on, scrunched it up, squeezed it a little, then rinsed it out. It doesn't take long at all for the lemon juice to lift the Pot.Mang out.

The top piece of embellished fabric had been pre-dyed - dip dyed in Procion MX dyes in rust orange and indigo blue.




This was an undyed piece of embellished fabric.


Jersey Cow?

11 comments:

Carol said...

Yes jersey cow! Cool, i love cow things, i have collected them since a secret santa type thing in my freshman year of college!

Waltraud said...

Really, like a cow! Great technique!

Joanna van said...

Great name for it! Does look like a cow too! Either that or almost like a map of the US

Barbara said...

Yes this is really a cow!!

Dianne said...

I think I might start calling you Professor Lynda!! You do the most amazing experiments!!! Definitely a cow!!

MargaretR said...

I love the cow too Lynda. You have been so busy since I last had time to check out my bloglines.

Debbi Baker said...

You are so innovative! I love coming and reading about all the wonderful techniques you use! All of these pieces and theones in yesterday's post are so interesting. PS Cows are good.

Alis said...

Jersey cow indeed. Brilliant.
You do some fantastic experiments. Love your work.

Jacquelines blog said...

It looks great Lynda, I couldn't find a Dutch word for Permanganate. Can you tell me a little more, I like to understand it better? Where do the use it for?

Sue B said...

These are cool Lynda, love that last one.

Peggy said...

Cool, great, fantastic. You like experimets really.