(Sorry for the punny title; I couldn’t resist.)
Before I had a baby, I knew that white wouldn’t be a good color for his clothes. From poo leaks to food dribbles to paint smears, stains were inevitable.
It wasn’t until I was wrapping rubber bands around the onesies yesterday that I realized it must have been about a year ago that I dyed another batch of much smaller clothes. I looked back at my photos and saw it was right around the first of February that I was dying clothes in anticipation of my little Boo-Boo. This batch I actually did by hand in a bucket in the bathtub using Rit dye. Nine months pregnant and stirring a bucket of clothes was not ideal.
This time I decided to use my washing machine.
I used Tulip dyes and added half a cup of kosher salt like the package instructed. This time I was out of the larger width rubber bands so I used the thinner ones. I didn’t like the outcome as much. I would use the machine again, though. I was much easier to simply turn a dial to make the clothes agitate. I was a little disappointed with the color. I was looking for a brighter, richer color. Perhaps next time I’ll try pouring boiling hot water in the machine.
Anyone have more experience with dye? Know of any good brands to use? Any tie-dye tips?