I ventured a DIY with fabric dye. A sudden urge to try a kind of Dip & Dye, but with a discreet outcome.
I’ve used a very beautiful tablecloth and its napkins, in white washed linen. The thing is, I wanted to do just the edges of these fabrics and with a slightly fuzzy dye effect. I thought the black dye for jeans from the IDEAL brand seemed perfect to me and so let me show you my ‘witchcraft’ for making this DIY work and, of course, the final result.
- To dye by hand you need a basin (non-food) and very hot water.
- The bag is opened in a ‘(stain-)safe’ place and with gloves. Be careful, this stuff does stain a lot.
- Pour the All-in-One powder into the hot water and turn with a tool that is not used on anything to do with food after.
- Your fabric must be clean and wet before dying it. I folded the napkins and the tablecloth so that I could …
- … dip and soak just the few necessary centimeters.
I advice you to let the textile dry before soaking the rest of the borders because if you don’t you might cause black stains on the tablecloth where you don’t want them. And after all the borders are soaked and dried, you’ll have to rinse out the excess dye. Same thing here, be very careful not to stain the white. As for me, I rinsed two times (as I did for the dip and dye before, to do the borders seperately) and I used the shower, in the bathtub.
So much for this DIY with IDEAL dye. I admit that I am so happy with the result. And I love the experimental and wizarding aspect of textile dyeing.
I have new ideas in mind for trying other fabric products. And they will, of course, be home interior creations!
Photos: Interior Crisp