That was my task today. I had some dyes on hand that were also a thrift store find and I'd already destroyed a canning pot with a dye bath a while back, so I was ready for action.
Here are the results drying on the clothesline.
A closer peek
You can expect these to make their way into my shop on Monday.
Overall, I'm pleased with the results. I wasn't thrilled with the process. Chemical dyes stink, literally and rinsing out the dye until the water runs clear wastes a ridiculous amount of water to my way of thinking. I wound up using the washing machine to do this and I still feel like the amount of dye coming out was endless. I still have some chemical dye left but I lean toward exploring natural dyes in the near future.
Since I still have some of this dye batch left, I've got some gray t-shirts soaking in it. I'm curious to see what they look like. Every time I've made gray t-shirt yarn it just looks grungy and unappealing to me and my efforts to bleach dye gray t-shirts have been utter failures. The gray never changes color with the bleach! How is that even possible??
The other discovery I made was that the blade on my rotary cutter was insanely dull. What a difference a new blade made!
Happy weekend to all!