Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Rit Dye and a Fringe Scarf

I love Pinterest
I love to find inspiration for new projects...
That is where I found the tutorial for this 
fabulous fringe scarf!

I have a whole bunch of old t-shirts and I was
 dying (no pun intended) to try this...

First the dye...

I used Rit Wine color and Royal Blue... 



I have to admit I thought dying fabric was going to be very messy... it wasn't too bad.

First I gathered a couple of very large pots...



and filled them with hot water,
 the dye packet and 1/2 cup of salt.



I submerged the t-shirts and while I was
at it, I threw in a couple of white shirts that might 
look nice Wine or Royal Blue.


I held down the fabrics with kitchen utensils so all the 
fabric was under the water.


I rinsed the shirts with cold water then put them in the washing machine and ran them through a full cycle, then into the dryer.

I followed the directions for the fringe scarf from my inspiration site
which was a snap...

And here are my new fringe scarves.
(Which I'll probably be sharing with my teenaged girls)


The gray and the black were from gray and black t-shirts, 
it couldn't be easier and no dye involved.

inspiration for scarf on the right


The Royal Blue came out more like a dusty blue but the 
longer you leave the shirt in the dye, the darker it becomes.



*Now just a couple of warnings... 
...make sure your pot doesn't leak onto your counter top because when you use bleach to clean the dye off the counter top you will probably splash bleach onto the white shirt you are wearing that you just dyed Wine colored because it had dark spots and now has white spots on it instead...

Ever read the Cat in the Hat with the big pink spot?

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2 comments:

  1. Wow, love the scarves! Great tutorial too, thanks for sharing.

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  2. Very pretty, great colors. Thanks for linking up.

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