Saturday, April 6, 2013

DIY Fabric Dying: Stove Top

Continuing with dying fabrics, same dress- different method. As far as single article dying goes, this is my preferred method.
What you'll need:
Large pot
Salt or vinegar
Fabric dye
Fabric or clothing

Start by filling a large pot with enough water for your clothing article to move around. Bring water to a boil. Add a cup of salt or vinegar depending on your clothing article.

Pre-mix your dye in 2 cups of hot water.
Bring your pot down to a simmer and add your dye mixture in.
Wait about a minute for your dye to become well mixed in your pot before adding your fabric.
Add your fabric in. This time I didn't use rubber bands and I pre-soaked my skirt.
Place your skirt in as far as you want your dye to go to begin with.
Over a period of minutes, raise your garment further and further out of the water.
After about 25 minutes remove your garment and rinse it. Start by rinsing it with warm water and slowly work towards a cool water rinse.
Wash your garment seperatly and dry as normal.

The end result of this method was much better and just what I needed.

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