Re: cyanotypes on fabric

From: Ryuji Suzuki ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 12/03/04-12:46:35 AM Z
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From: "Isabella M. Trauttmansdorff" <>
Subject: cyanotypes on fabric
Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2004 12:37:55 -0500

> I am hoping to do some holiday gifts on a budget this year, and thought
> about doing some cyanotypes on t-shirts (rather than just prints on
> paper). I've never done cyanotypes on fabric, and I've only seen them
> on "tighter" fabrics-- like bed sheets or shirt fabrics. Has anyone
> done this successfully on plain cotton tees? Any advice, other than
> pre-washing the fabrics a number of times to remove sizing? Any
> suggestions on kinds of fabrics to avoid? I'm worried that I will lose
> too much of the image in the washing process.

Just out of curiosity --

Is it more interesting to print cyanotype directly on fabric than
using screen printing technique with Prussian blue pigment mixed with
suitable binder? You may see different resolution on paper but on
fabric the difference may be insignificant...

Ryuji Suzuki
"People seldom do what they believe in.  They do what is convenient,
then repent." (Bob Dylan, Brownsville Girl, 1986)
Received on Fri Dec 3 00:46:41 2004

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