My friend Kate has always been a "rescue-er" of bad fabric and she took it happily with intents of making it better. We were doing painted Shibori and I was looking for a "not so great fabric; she gave this back to me. It was a perfect candidate for this technique. I wrapped the fabric on a wide pipe using string (doesn't matter what kind) and then scrunched it up (photo on right)
I used a textile paint and also Lumiere textile metallic paint which added a shimmer to the edges. After it dried and I removed the strings, it was a nice surprise....I was happy with the results.