The Heavy Metal Matador (rydain) wrote,
The Heavy Metal Matador

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Dye round 2

My new dyes came in today, so I did the dark green overdye after work. Some of you might have seen my ideas for technique changes in other comments, so this may be redundant, but anyway...this is what I did differently this time around. I used 1 1/2 times the amount that Dharma Trading recommends for a medium shade, poured the dye on the fabric as I scrunched it into the bucket so it was more evenly distributed to start with, let the dye sit for an hour before adding fixer (roughly twice the duration of last time), and shook the bucket a few times throughout the process. (I don't know if the shaking had much of an effect, but I'd think that it would help spread the dye around somewhat, so why not?) I'm also letting the fixer sit overnight just in case the room temperature is lower than ideal, which can slow the fixing reaction, and I had a better idea of what I needed to do in what order this time, so the process was more efficient and less messy as well. I took a photo of the fabric beforehand, so I'll be able to post a comparison shot tomorrow. I think it's going to rock.

And after I was done with that, I ran yet another 2 miles on the treadmill with just one walking break. Then I ate a monstrous bowl of spinach. I'm G-funk the sailor man! I live in a garbage can! I'm not making rhymes because that involves work. I'm G-funk the sailor man! *toot toot*
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