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[Mar. 1st, 2009|12:56 pm]
Whole lotta labia.
GRRRR! I'm not accustomed to craft failures but I'm totally having one.

The fabulous fabric dyeing project has hit a snag. I'm having great luck with the pink and the blue. Both take and hold dye beautifully and both take thiox (dye remover) well and then redye to other colors. I've had success taking the pink to a neutral suitable for braies and undershirts . The blue I have only done a spot test with thiox but it appears to work. But the green?

The green takes color like a champ. Gorgeous dark green. But it will *NOT* discharge its original dye. Seriously. Three rounds of thiox and all it does is look much much darker in the pot and then wash out to exactly the color it started. I wrote to Dharma and they said "Try just regular bleach." I ran it through with a cup and a half of Clorox and I swear to tapdancing fuck it didn't even SPOT! It's the same solid lime green forever. *headdesk*

I'm totally at my wits end. Any of my crafty bitches have any idea?

Oh, Jim, send me mail, I lost your wishlist so I need to talk to you about what your wants are regarding the fabric you left me with and what projects you think the camp might could use in return. I'm going to miss your party but I'll be working for you anyway. :)
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[User Picture]From: alex_wench
2009-03-01 09:20 pm (UTC)
oh sugar.. that sucks. will it hold the color even without discharging the dye or will it make a mess if you don't?
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2009-03-01 10:03 pm (UTC)
No it holds color beautifully, I just don't have a need for that much dark green. I mean, I have 12 yards of the stuff. :)
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[User Picture]From: make_your_move
2009-03-01 11:44 pm (UTC)
Maybe make a different color? A rust, or burgundy or something? I don't know anything about dying, you're the smart one and brave one for sure in that department, but that was the only idea I came up with.

Hugs!
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[User Picture]From: alex_wench
2009-03-02 01:57 am (UTC)
I was gunna say the same thing :)
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[User Picture]From: eklectick
2009-03-02 07:04 pm (UTC)
Dude, the universe is telling you to go ahead and fall in love with deep green, loden, forest, dark emerald, teal (add blue), deep teal, saxon (like between forest and dark olive - add a little yellow and blue), English racing green (green-black)...
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