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Sunday, July 02, 2006

Buttonholes


This is the shirt front with the Potassium Permanganate, love the effect but it can rot the fabric if the crystals don't dissolve quickly, ask me how I know, although this fabric is about 8 years old, and still going.

7 comments:

arashi said...

I love dragonliies, Carol, this is lovelu

jackie said...

I like the buttonholes too. Did you try discharging with lemon juice when you used the potassium permanganate? I did some samples years ago too, we may have read the same article in 'Embroidery'.

Coughdrop said...

Hi Jackie,
Oooh no I did not try that one, will have to see if I can buy some more, although I think its quite difficult to get hold of now.

Carol said...

the above post is from me!!!! Carol, did not notice hubby was signed in

MargaretR said...

Hi Carol, loved your Mgt Beal work!
Also loved Coughdrop's images(s)my faves today though are your buttonhole scraps. Love them. These Thermofax silkscreen things sound handy?

marion said...

what delicious cloth. Must keep up with my blog reading...I'm missing some wonderful stuff...

margaret said...

This gives me a whole new perspective on shirt fronts -- I've been cutting off the buttonholes so as to use the rest as "just fabric" -- but don't those buttonholes transform the piece!