3/20/ 22 I set up this page to hold any further experiments regarding this concept.
There are many methods out there. Mostly chemical methods for removing color.
Long ago ( this video from Sun Moon Stars 2011) I shared the bleach method for un-dyeing,
I had done a few experiments prior to that, just to see. about it
Also a point needed to be made, often times bleach degrades cloth, I have not had this issue but you can neutralize the bleach. The neutralizing solution is made by mixing one part hydrogen peroxide to 10 parts water.
Also this process uses chlorine bleach, it is not appropriate for silk or wool ( protein fibers).
I am not a dyer, I am just dabbling in this simple process based on what I know from experience, because I am curious.
What if it is just the way to something else?
I am looking at some of my old stencil work, I like this one, suddenly looking at it again.
Sometimes doing it again can bring new thoughts.
3/23/2022 What if I revisit this process?
My renewed interest in this process has a lot to do with my renewed interest in my old illustration work.
I did a few new stencils just to do it again to see how I feel about the process.