How to Set Vegetable Dyes in Clothing

Helps keep colours in vegetable dyed clothing from running!

Steps

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    In porcelain or heavy duty plastic basin, put a handful of rock salt.
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    Put in 95L (or 1 qt) white vinegar.
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    Put clothing item into basin, let soak overnight.
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    Take item out, rinse thoroughly (vinegar odour will fade as it dries).
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    Optional: Wash alone in COLD water.
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    Hang to dry.

Tips

  • Always wash items that may fade in like (similar) colours, & in COLD water!

Warnings

  • NEVER mix bleach or other chemicals (besides the rock salt) in ANY container!

Things You'll Need

  • Rock Salt (up to 24L, or 8oz).
  • White Vinegar (95L, or 1 32 fl oz).

Article Info

Categories: Fabric and Clothing Decoration