Trial 4 of my Inktense shibori experimentation was done on a 2.5 x 3.5” patch of linen, gathered with twelve rows of running stitch, soaked in water, after which I touched the edges with a mixture of blue and green Inktense.
After the gathered cloth dried in the sun, the color definitely looked grainy. A good rinse in cool water and pressing with a hot iron (between layers of scrap cloth) took care of that.
The resulting color looks clearer to me than the trials I did on cotton. And I’m thinking the wicking tendency of linen was also a plus …
I’ll take more process photos next time.