Hello friends! I am having a dilemma and thought I would pose the problem to all of your wonderful minds.
I have a fantastic piece of hunter green cotton fabric which is about 4 1/2 yards long. Since this is a fabulous length for making a dress, I'm not going to throw it away, but it is driving me crazy! I have been trying to prep the fabric by washing, drying, and ironing. Well....now I have a hunter green washer, dryer, and iron. I'm currently washing it for the third time now.
Do any of you have any suggestions for purging the excess color? Should I be washing it in hot water instead of cold? Drying on high heat? Beating it with a baseball bat?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
I havent personally tried it..but I read "somewhere' that if fabric bleeds like that, To fill a basin with water and add a good bit [like a cup] of regular table salt and let it sit . It is suppose to set the dye??? Once it sets.. put in washer and rinse it?? Dont know if it would be worth a try or not?? Judy
If you run a cyle through the washer with bleach ,it should take the green out of the washer.I did it with a red dye..Works great.. Now. On the dryer???? I dont know? probably take a rag with a little bleach water and maybe rub it off??? Dont know , just guessing.
Casey,your idea of adding straight to the washer..that would be soooo much easier..I will try it ..
Definitely don't use hot water - it will make it much worse! Cold water is supposed to help "set" the dye. I'm not sure for actual "techniques" - I just tend to repeatedly hand wash it until the dye stops running... labour intensive but it's all I know!
Just curious... did you ever get the green dye to quit bleeding??