|Incredible visual texture|
- Arranged t-shirts on the bottom of each plastic bin
- Placed a cookie cooling rack above them
- Put a white dress shirt on top of the rack
- Mounded ice cubes to completely cover the shirts (2+ inches deep)
- Sprinkled dye powder on top
- Went to bed
|Ice dye, low immersion scrunch dye, tie-dye in baggies.|
- Spun out the shirts in my spin dryer
- Washed them twice in *hot* water with synthrapol dyer's detergent
- Rinsed them twice in cool water
- Spun them in between each wash and rinse to extract as much dye as possible
- Spinning minimizes the number of washes and rinses you have to do
|That's no plunger; it's a Breathing Washer.|
|Front of my favorite shirt|
|Back of my favorite shirt|
|Look at that detail!|
|Two shirts going to a friend.|
|Detail of the pocket|
|Ice dye shirt underneath the dress shirt caught the drips.|
|This shirt caught the drips under my fave dress shirt.|
|Spacey scrunch dye|
|The back view that the students will see in the lecture hall.|
In total, I dyed 4 dress shirts and 7 t-shirts. All of them were post-consumer waste given to me; the only new things I purchased were the dyeing supplies.
I gave away 3 dress shirts and 5 t-shirts. This made a sizable dent in my refashioning supplies.
A coworker had a baby boy recently, so I need to tie-dye some baby onesies. Click that link to see adorable baby onesies I've made in the past. Explore all my Dyeing posts for dye recipes, tutorials and the results.
I've been sewing. I've been working hard at my day job. I have some science posts planned, but don't know when I will find time to write them. There may be some short, quick posts to highlight interesting things I found before then.