So, I’d recently stopped wearing a number of my clothes because of their fading, worn-out color. But instead of kicking them to the curb, I decided to do a some dyeing. Here are the little saturated sweeties:
And here’s how it went down:
~ 8 oz. containers of Rit Liquid Dye (found at Walmart)
~ 5 oz. paint bucket
~ A paint stick
~ Latex gloves
~ Water (derp derp)
~ Laundry detergent
~ Add half a container of dye to three gallons of hot water. Stir thoroughly with a paint stick or something of the sort.
~ Add clothing. I put three pieces in at a time. Stir occasionally for 30 minutes.
~ Put plastic gloves on. Ring a piece of clothing out above bucket. Rub a little bit of laundry detergent on the clothing while rinsing it with warm water in a sink. Hang to dry and repeat with other clothing. (Make sure you thoroughly rinse the sink after doing this. I used an old sink in my basement, so I could be a little sloppy. But be careful if you’re using your kitchen sink, ahh!)
~ I plan to wash the clothes according to dye color in the washing machine before wearing them. I also plan to wash them by dye color the first time after wearing them for good measure. I’ll let you know how it goes…