11 September 2012

Dying Clothes Experiment (╯°_°)╯

I did the project on Sunday, Sept 9th.
I had a top & a sweater that were both accidentally bleached, which ruined them.
Both were one of my favorite pieces, but I was unable to wear them afterwards because of the hideous color they turned.

I was at Walmart w/ a friend and I randomly saw fabric dye... Made me think about saving the top & sweater. I bought two colors; red & pink.
The brand's name was Tulip. Never heard of it, but it was only $2.77 a pouch.

1. Fill bowl/stainless steel sink w/1 gallon of STEAMING HOT water.
2. Stir in 1/4 (4 tablespoons) salt.
3. Pour in dye packet and stir til dissolved.
4. Submerge fabric in dye.
5. Stir constantly for 15 min and occasionally for 45 min.
6. Rinse fabric in COLD water. Wash in WARM water then dry away from direct sunlight or heat.
* The HOTTER the water, the darker the shade of color

Helpful Hints:
ONE pack dyes up to 1/2lb of fabric (men's xtra large shirt) 
Wash SEPARATELY for the first few washes to remove excess dye. 
Most vibrant on fibers like 100% cotton, rayon, & silk
Not suitable for: pure polyester, acrylic, nylon/fabrics w/special finishes
The bucket of dye... Looks like blood in the left pic >.>
(Click pics to enlarge)

 The dots on the top are still super hideous so I have to find something to do to them... (NO I am not dying the top black. LOL) I'll prolly add sequins or rhinestones on each dot.

The sweater turned out.... quite ugly!
I can't believe after all the 2 hours I spent on stirring the darn thing... it still left streaks & random light spots... my gawsh... I'll try to use the pink dye on it and see if it darkens those spots up a bit, if no then I will dye the sucker black!

 I had a pair of white pants I never wore ... So decided to use the leftover red dye on it.
It's not exactly like what I wanted so... I'm actually going to use the pink dye on it after it dries.

Before dying it again, I randomly added studds to it xD wth right?
I hope the second try it'll turn out... or I'll just end up tye dying the shorts....

Well that's all for now... Gotta get back to all my homework assignments & projects!
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