Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wash test

 My last post about using paints and inks on fabric along with various "extenders" led to many of you asking if the painted/inked fabric can be washed. The short answer is that once heat set, these products are supposed to be permanent.......but, of course, I had to test this. I took the sample that I showed in that post and sliced a couple of strips off, enough to be able to wash (by hand, in warm soapy water) I made a couple of notes so that I could easily line it all back up again, I did it this way so that I could now compare the washed pieces to the originally painted/inked fabric.
Looks good to me!
 There was no bleeding and it appears that there was no colour loss or fading either. Generally, we are not going to wash a painted quilt but, it is nice to know that if it did get wet, it won't be ruined.


Denise :) said...

Wow -- good test and good results! It didn't look like there was the least bit of fading from your picture! :)

Royce said...

What great info - I often wonder about the hand painting I do on fabric and wonder about it getting wet. Every once in a while I'll test a little scrap of fabric and without fail my hubby is the one who ends up finding it in the laundry.

Rosalind said...

Brilliant-------and so useful for the rest of us too!
Thanks Jill!

Clare Wassermann said...

Please can you write a big book of tips?

Quilter Kathy said...

What a great idea to test them! Good to know the results!

landscapelady said...

Once again, great information! Thank you for sharing:-)

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