Our Venture Group (Running Stitchers) met this morning and apart from other things a couple of people in the group showed us all some uses for Caran d'Ache Neocolor II water soluble wax crayons. I drew a pear onto plain white cotton fabric. It was then wetted with a paintbrush and water. I found the colour bled into the surrounding fabric.
I then made a rough sketch onto some smooth cartridge paper and whilst at first this seemed more controllable, the overall outcome was less satisfactory.
A bonus from making these experiments was the bleed through onto the kitchen towel that was placed beneath the fabric prior to wetting it. I must now get the sewing machine out and do some stitching on the fabric pear.