Wednesday, October 03, 2007

I'm Dyeing!!!

Well not dieing as in the end of my life, but dyeing as in adding colour to ones life!!! Well not exactly my life more like K's life!
She had bought some lovely cotton throws from IKEA to put over the sofa's in their lounge,they where cotton colour, you know cream!!! Then someone had an accident with some bolognaise sauce, they washed them straight away but as you know bolognaise and cream don't mix, so they are now being rescued by me!

The ingredients:

1 Lovely Mummy!
1 washing machine
2 stained cotton throws
2 packs of machine wash dye
500g salt

Pre wash the throws so they are damp. Weigh out the salt.



Add dye to the drum, cover with the salt add damp throws and wash on a 40C programme. Remembering not to look in the washing machine while the wash is in progress as it will make you worry about all future washes that may come out 'PURPLE'!!!!!!



I said 'DON'T LOOK IN THE WASHING MACHINE!!!!!!!!'
ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

Fortunately the finished result is I think pretty good!



and I washed some tea towels after and they are not purple!!

6 comments:

Auntie Noo said...

it's great to see the whole process - I've often wondered if those dyes workk and now I know!!! - I have a sudden yearning to dye something! - Enabler!

Libbys Blog said...

Just as long as you weigh the dry fabrics and buy enough dye for the fabric, everything should be alright!!
Happy dyeing

Ex-Shammickite said...

I love that purple.... it's so.... University!

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Love that colour Libby, much better than the original colour. Cream is so boring!

allotment lady said...

When I was a youngster I bought some dreadful coloured second hand bedding from a jumble sale - needs must - and I dyed them all purple to match - but not in a washing machine - I didn't have one.

Purple was all the fashion then, and lime, and orange!

Thanks for the memory

Janice said...

How pretty! It was fun seeing the 'how to' process and seeing the outcome! Good job!