Revisiting Jacquard Resist

I’ve used this Jacquard Removable Water Based Resist before, but it’s been awhile, and I had an idea that I hadn’t tried before. In this older post I used it with my spinner art. I’m again printing the circles, but instead of with soy wax in this post, I’m using the resist with the thickened dyes.

Because I am again adding the soda ash with the Print Paste (see this post for instructions), I didn’t have to soda soak the fabric. However, before I do any dyeing I always wash the fabric.

With this resist you can get fine lines or not. It’s pretty easy to control as opposed to the soy wax in the previous post. Here are the two fabrics side by side to give you an idea of how the two different resists look on fabric with basically the same design. Soy wax on left; Jacquard resist on the right.

But to add something different to this project, I placed a piece of fabric under my main piece. I’ve never done this when I painted on the fabric, so I was anxious to see how much dye would bleed through to the bottom cloth. Remember that the dye is always darker when it’s wet, and before it’s washed and dried.

Here is the piece after washed and dried.

The yellow dye didn’t not come through on this bottom piece as well as the others. I could go back and add yellow or other colors. I have it hanging in my studio to see if it needs anything else.

Using Jacquard Water Based Resist is so much easier to remove than soy wax. With this resist you also have a lot of control.

If you try this or any of my other techniques on my blog, I’d love to see them. You can email me at lsheines at gmail dot com. And for more inspiration, check out the Off The Wall Friday Linky Party. Nina Marie has written a great review of Wonderfil Thread.

It’s turned cool here now, and the gardening is pretty much done. What is left can wait until the Spring. I’m anxious to finish my reorganization of my studio so I can get back to sewing. Have a great weekend.