Well that was bright of me, another seniors moment, I led you up the path to the world of Zentangling and forgot to open the gate with links to see what can be done. Try this website – http://sumthincreative.blogspot.com/2011/01/zentangle-links.html
and also this one – http://tanglepatterns.com
Here is another drawing I have made using some of those patterns
Friday and Saturday I dyed some silk scarves. After mixing up fresh dyes in the colour combinations I wanted, and dyeing the scarves in individual cups, and recording what I was doing – I don’t do that part very often – then I found I was out of readymixed soda ash. Rather than mix up a fresh batch of soda ash, I found some old salt and soda ash mixture left over from some silk dyeing of several months ago, and used that instead.
Well … most of the colour washed out and I have very pastel colours now, not what I was aiming for ! I was hoping to have very bright colours that I could do some discharging with. No photos of course, still working on that one.
I am wondering why the salt/soda ash solution did not work, does any one know ? I know that Procion dyes and soda ash in solution, neutralise after a few hours. Did the salt lessen the strength of the soda ash over time? and therefore allow the dye to wash out of the fabric? I have used this mix before, when it has been made up for several weeks, but this time it was several months. Any answers, I would love to know what might have gone wrong.