Well.....here's the bad results of my deconstructed screen printing. It was clear after the first print, that using the right side of this white on white was not going to work. So I began printing on the reverse side.
Right sideYou get the idea.....yuck. This is the only piece that I didn't smear with additional dye after seeing how poorly the fabric was printing.
So....what went wrong? Here's my suspicions. First, though I've seen good results printing on white on white......the fabric pattern of mine was very densely printed...leaving very little room for the dye. Apparently, the dye doesn't want to adhere to the white design.
I'm also guessing the soda ash wasn't able to be absorbed.....because even after batching, a lot of the dye washed out.
I'm not despairing......the fabric will be a great start for future Fabric Junkies technique play days.