In 2008 I pushed the exhaust printing technique to capacity, taking an old nylon lace shirt and printing with it, whilst reusing the same sheet of dyed paper behind it. I wanted to see how many shirts I could reprint from one single application of black dye. I started with an un-dyed stencil, which gradually took on the colour and became a painted template, which was then flipped over and reverse printed with no dye behind it. The resulting print was always different, and the colour change very subtle. I love that the lace pieces I used were either cheap machine-made lace pieces, or very delicate but damaged hand-made lace. The printing process gives both the lace and the new shirt a very durable second life.