Re: Printing on fabric

From: Tom Ferguson ^lt;>
Date: 03/09/04-10:44:06 AM Z
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I do a lot of kallitype on cloth printing. A few comments:

I tried silk quite a while ago with palladium. Total mess :-(

Try something cotton based, much better. I like Egyptian cotton for a
smooth look and un-sized painters canvas for a rough look. Avoid
synthetic fabrics.

Wash the cloth before coating. There are too many chemicals (sizes??)
added to the cloth and they seem to be inconsistant. I simply throw the
cloth into my clothes washer with 1/8 the normal amount of laundry soap.

You can see some of my Kalitype on cloth here:

Or, if you are in Southern California, at a show the list's own Jan
Pietrzak curated at Glendale College (in the Library).

On Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at 08:02 AM, Patricia Reed wrote:

> did you wash your fabric before applying chemistry?
> perhaps the chemistry reacted with the sizing?
>>>> 3/9/2004 9:58:28 AM >>>
> So my problem is chemical fogging you suggest... According to you,
> would
> a very mild acid prewash and drying help? (as suggested from someone
> off
> list)
> Regards,
> Loris.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Patricia Reed []
>> Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2004 5:47 PM
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: Printing on fabric
>> I've been printing cyanotype and Vandyke on unbleached white
>> muslin for a while with great results I wash & press the
>> muslin, mask off the area I want to sensitize lay the fabric
>> ...
Tom Ferguson
Received on Tue Mar 9 10:44:56 2004

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