I thought I would restart my blogging off with one of my recent projects.
I have 2 Palatial King Duvet sets from Downlite. They come only in white. Since I am a color girl, I thought I would dye one of my sets a bright sunny color.
I found my self at Jo-Ann’s looking at dye. I decided on RIT Golden Yellow. I used 3 bottles of liquid dye because I had almost 6 pounds of fabric with the huge duvet and 4 shams.
Now normally they say don’t use front loaders to dye items. Being the rebel that I am, I did it any ways. I have never had a bad dye job using my front loading washing machine. At the end of this post you will find my quickly explained steps.
I found my self playing with different looks. I am ADD when it comes to home decor. I can’t seem to leave things alone because I get bored of placement after a few months so I move things around. So here are some of my looks…
This one is my typical tropical look… (ignore those non matching curtains. They are another dye project I will talk about later)
This is one of my favorites. I laid the flannel blanket, that I made, across the bed.
Here I placed a tye dye crocheted blanket, my mom had crocheted and sent to my kids, across the foot edge. I threw on a blue toss pillow.
Here are the before and after colors.
I hope you enjoyed my quick post of my dye project. I have more photos but I don’t want to bore you!
Here is how I dye things in my front loading washing machine:
- Gather all items: Dye, pitcher of hot water, fabric, Vinegar or Salt depending on your fabric, dye fixative, and so on..
- If I use salt or vinegar I will mix it in my large glass measuring cup with the dye. I also will just add them to my pitcher of hot water.
- I set washer to hottest and longest cycle.
- I throw fabric in and let it toss till soaked.
- I then proceed to pour, and pray it all turns out, into my soap dispenser.
- This last step is important. Pour your large pitcher of hot water into the dispenser to chase the rest of the dye in.
- I usually let my washer run its cycle then I will do a quick wash to rinse the washer and get fabric softener into the fabric so I don’t smell the dye.
Its pretty simple. I have never had a problem. Yes my washer has some staining in some areas, but I don’t care. I tend to always like the results.
I will share more projects soon.