|L-R: Original fabric and yarn, Rit Scarlett, Dylon Tahiti Pink, Lipton Tea|
Friday, April 1, 2011
To DYE for!!!!!
Okay sooooo week 3 post op, week 7 since the Great Fall of 2011. Needless to say, getting a little antsy, but trying to keep a positive point of view on this broken leg fiasco, heehee.
Looking through my crafty supplies, and trying to reorganize all that stuff I ran across some Dylon Tahiti Pink dye I bought almost 10 years ago! I also found some Rit dye in Scarlett that I used to make some glimmer mists a few months ago. So guess what I was doing earlier this week? You guessed it DYE PARTY!!!
I started with white 100% cotton fabric that I had used as a toga for my Goddess themed HallowIni celebration in 2009. I cut strips about 6 inches wide by 1 yard long. I also found some old yarn and threw some in with each dye. The first batch was the Rit Scarlett. It came out soooo pretty! I simply boiled salt water, added the dye, let that boil, then added the fabric. No exact measurements because I wanted it to look vintage. Next up was the Dylon Tahiti Pink. I didn't have much hope for it since it was so old. That worked out well! Then I tried tea dye. I boiled a pot of water with 5 Lipton tea bags and let the tea bags sit in the water over night. Next day I added the fabric. All of the fabrics sat in the dye over night. I rinsed until clear, and hand washed the fabric. Then I just let it air dry. Clear as mud? Great. Here are the results. Hope you like!
I also completed 3 more bureaus for that sassy Rosey!
See ya later!