I've been meaning to dye for a while and
have finally gotten around to it .
Please note this is not professional tutorial
this is just the way I did it .
I had a very old stained lacy tablecloth
that I washed and cut up .
This is what I used to dye -
6 RIT colour packs , 6 empty honey containers (1.5kg)
6 plastic forks , 6 sachets of salt from Maccas ,
rubber gloves , hot water and a plastic
cloth to cover the table .
I did try and read the instructions on the
inside of the packet but the print was very small
and I really can't be bothered with instructions
so I ignored them because I couldn't
find my glasses anyway .
I scooped out 2 teaspoons of dye from each packet
and put it into a plastic pot with a sachet of salt .
I then poured some boiling water over to dissolve it all.
Then I filled the pots up to about 2/3 with hot water.
Then I put in the doilies and sloshed them around
with the plastic fork.
When the water had cooled and I had become
really impatient I tipped the dye outside .
(I tipped the full strength dye behind the shed ssshhh)
I don't think anything like this belongs in
our waterways , stepping off soapbox.
Then I rinsed and rinsed and rinsed the fabric
until the water ran clear .
My rinsing photo I took inside but
it is a good idea to do it outside on the grass
because you do use a bit of water and
you may as well water the yard .
PS One day later my grass is still alive .
Spread the dyed pieces out to dry .
I waited until mine were dry and then poured
hot water over a couple of them to see if they ran
but they didn't .
Just in case you were wondering these are
the colours I used .
I enjoyed dying and hope to dye again soon !