Friday, September 18, 2009

Bleach???

I got an overdyed fabric in the mail today, not really happy with it. It is much darker then the pattern shows in there picture is there a way to lighten is . If with bleach what would the concentration be and how long before I wash it out??

Tammy

7 comments:

  1. Id try just washing it in very warm water first. Sometimes those overdyed fabrics aren't very colorfast anyway so it might lighten up enough with just a good wash.

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  2. Bleach, omg run for saftey...lol a tiny drop may work but very little. Maybe sit it in the sun for a bit but what ever you do be always in stitches.

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  3. I'd try washing it first and see what happens in some really warm water. As far as the bleach, I tried that once and can't remember the concentration - a few drops in some water - it took all the color out.

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  4. i wouldn't even think of putting bleach in the water. The hand dyed fabric is dyed a certain way. The bleach will distort the way the colour is in the fabric. I agree with just washing it in warm water or let the sun bleach it out
    Brenda

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  5. Definitely NOT bleach. But several warm water washes might help.

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  6. Gosh! Hope it's not too late for a comment.
    NO bleach, it breaks the delicate linen down way to much.
    Most of the time the photo's are so different color anyway. Try a floss toss and go with a different thread color if you have too.

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  7. Let us know how you made out Tammy.

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