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Re: adire cloth


From: dkj (jouets_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Feb 27 2005 - 21:03:03 PST

Re: adire clothI made batches and batches of this last year for a quilt project. What you really need is a blender or mixer as well as the double boiler, for no matter how well you stir you will have little lumps that will stop up squeeze bottles.
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  From: Diane Purdie
  To: ArtsEdNet Talk
  Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2005 6:27 PM
  Subject: RE: adire cloth

  From "Art from Many Hands" (pp. 14-16) comes the following recipe


  6 tbsp flour

  1 tsp alum

  2 cups cold water


  Cook in top of double boiler, stirring until it becomes semi0-transparent and thickens somewhat

  Designs may be painted on fabric but the paste is easier to manage if cooled slightly and put in a [plastic squeeze bottle.


  Paste should form a raised line.beat in a little extra water if too thick, cool longer if too liquid



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  From: Melissa Enderle []
  Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2005 1:15 PM
  To: ArtsEdNet Talk
  Subject: Re: adire cloth


  Is the recipe in "Art from Many Hands"? I don't have the book with me, but know it had an adire cloth activity in it.


  On 2/27/05 6:13 PM, "" <> wrote:

  Hi, I remember using a recipe for a fool-proof paste resist for adire cloth that I found in one of the art teacher magazines years ago.
  I saved that article and used the recipe for many years and now I can't find it!
  Does anyone remember? It used flour, alum and something else, I think. I can't remember the measurements -- 2 tsp of alum?