I am preparing some fabric with a mordant in order to do some ecobundling. This time I am doing a strong mordant of soy milk. I have read that it is a good protein source to open cotton fibers. So I had to go to the grocery store anyway (and I forgot dog yogurt so I will have to go again anyway) and I bought soy milk.
Remember my find from the Purple Cow that included the fish duvet?
I dis-assembled the duvet cover and separated the back side into strips about 18 inches wide. I put a one strip into the soy milk bath.
I took another strip and did a shibori wrap.
I soak my fabric in plain water but mix my dye with some soda ash.
Mental note: buy more soda ash..........
Now I am washing it out in my super heated hot water. This is what I bought the machine for!
Of course, I didn't wear gloves...........