Time and use did their thing
Someone with a zig zag machine tried to slow down the disintegration of the polka dot fabric, but it probably seemed hopeless.
But when I got home to Idaho, I gathered materials: usable bits from my husband's worn out cotton shirts, a piece of mylar (for a stencil) and a hole punch.
The rice paste resist is made according to John Marshall's katazome instructions.
I had an indigo vat going anyway.
strengthening the bits that are fragile
but not yet worn through.
And the colors make me happy.