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