He showed us the use of lemon juice on potassium permanganate dyed fabrics using the metal stamps used in Asia for batik. It produced a delightful yellow where the lemon juice was applied.
The most revelatory moment was when he showed us how to use Transfer Crayons to create a gutta like resist! You draw your outlines onto silk with the crayons and with a heat source warm the crayon lines, they "pop" and become brighter. The silk can then be painted!
Here is the sample I then did in a hurry the next day.
I then asked Andrew if one would get the same result with Neocolour wax crayons. He had not tried that. So....... I had to try!
It does work! I had drawn the lines while the silk was in the embroidery hoop so did not get as firm a line as I needed but where there was sufficient pressure the resist worked well. It's lovely when you have a tiny eureka moment.
It's been a bit quiet here in February as I have been working on pieces for an exhibition and have not wanted to put the work out on line until the show!