Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Go take a look--and stay a while because she's awesome. But don't forget to come back to me. :)
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Now, I didn't have the heart to destroy awesome Tula Pink fabric or other fabulous (read: kind of spendy) quilting fabrics, so I took something that was kind of already destroyed.
You see, a while back I washed some light-colored cotton fabric with a rogue dark item of...something. I have no idea what I washed with this load of lights. No other fabric was hurt except this funky zebra print (probably thanks to my Shout Color Catchers I always put in as a prophylactic measure).
My adventures in fabric bleaching failed miserably. I'll chronicle the super awesome colorstay powers of Michael Miller fabric on a forthcoming post.
Below are my adventures in overdyeing...
Behold: the sad, stained zebra print fabric I had such high hopes for...see that big fat splotch of pink? (There are many splotches.) Let's fill up the washer with hot water and dump in some Rit, because, honestly, like I want another pot to clean if I use the "stovetop" method!
Thirty minutes of agitation is what the directions suggest. I went rogue and let it soak for about 15 minutes before putting it through the longest cycle on my beloved washer...let it spin. And rinse. And rinse again until the water ran clear.
Behold: the awesomeness that is my overdyed magenta zebra quilting cotton. Huzzah!