So apparently “Less is more” doesn’t apply to dyeing fabric. I seem to have an inability not to dye the entire bolt EVERY TIME I get started.
It would help if I didn’t wait three years between dye runs. Of course, I’ve sort of done myself a disservice and upgraded my way out of a space to dye. My cheap and ugly laminate indestructible kitchen counters have been upgraded to butcher block (that I love)! New high efficiency washing machine too which means the rinsing gets super tedious. So now I’m bending over buckets in the Jacuzzi tub that we never use. That’s about 40 yards, less than half of what I dyed over three days. I ran out of fabric but had dye concentrate left so I threw in some clothing that has been waiting around for just such an opportunity. I’ll buy linen or cotton clothing I love if it’s on sale super cheap even if I do kind of hate beige. I can always dye it right? Eggplant outfits here I come.
pretty good that there was only one small casualty for 4 days and 120 yards of dye work. One small pinhole in a glove is all it takes. At least it’s my favorite color purple right?
Leigh-Anne vd VeenFebruary 17, 2015 at 11:31 pm
Amazing fabric and colours – and the purple finger looks good. You should see why my hands look like after I have finished dyeing fabric – somehow my gloves run away and hide……
Lyric KinardFebruary 18, 2015 at 9:36 am
oh – oh – oh! PLEASE chase after those runaway gloves and wear them! No matter how much fun it is to have rainbow colored skin – those chemicals are not meant to be absorbed into living bodies and are toxic. Wear you mask EVERY TIME as dying of something akin to black lung when you breathe in the dry powder just isn’t a very romantic way to go. As opposed to base jumping off the Materhorn wearing a squirrel suit. That’s the way I intend to die when I’m 90. Much more fun don’t you think? 🙂
janice nFebruary 17, 2015 at 4:02 pm
That is a lot of fabric. I only made it through about 10 t shirts and a couple of blouses bought at the resale shop