I continue on, playing with Jean Baptiste's shimmering light technique until I am finished painting. The Liquid Colours are fixed with a warm iron, no fussing for hours with a steamer, then G&S Dyes recommend waiting a few days before washing to retain colour brightness.
I cannot begin to tell you my dismay when I washed the silk and saw the black in the resist float off into the water! All those hours gone in 2minutes in the wash! BUT I ironed the silk, looked at the lovely soft grey resist lines and liked the finished piece better than with the heavier black lines I had planned!
And two lessons learned: 1) read instructions before using new materials [I should have substituted black Liquid Colour for water in mixing the resist, not added black to water mixed resist] and 2) accidental experiments can be very rewarding!
You can see the rest of my pieces in Places Near and Far on my Picasa public site.