Sometimes I act against all the best advice, as I did yesterday. I used household bleach on fabric, in a normally vented space, without a gas mask on, and no gloves. And I survived.
This was said a bit tongue-in-cheek, because there are safety precautions that are necessary and I try to stay safe with all the products I use. However, in this case, I put bleach and water on previously dyed ugly fabric and it was no more than you’d use for a load of dirty athletic socks! And I did use anti-chlor to remove the last of the chlorine from the fabric before it went back on the shelf .
I didn’t take a before photo of the first little piece I did, but it turned out beautifully–and much more useable.
I took a look at my shelf of hand dyes and decided on a few that I really disliked. What did I have to lose if they did not improve, since I already didn’t care for them?
Different fabrics and dyes will discharge differently and these were no exception. I was so pleased with the improvement on most of them.
Now I’m looking at the shelf again for more candidates!
There was really only one that I hated when it went in the bleach and still hate now!
Both the orange and green are very obnoxious, so it will get thrown in with something else next time I’m dyeing.
I always have so much fun when I’m coloring–or UN-coloring–fabric!