Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Dyed Ribbon

The dye was calling my name today.  I've been buying Rit dye for at least a year and not doing anything with it.  So I took a packet of sunny yellow a little bit of salt and 2 cups of water and 8 oz of ribbon.  The ribbon sat in a measuring cup for 3 hrs. I kept stirring it every half hour.  Afterwards I rinsed the ribbon out and then put it in clean water with salt.  After rinsing the salt water out I let the ribbon dry and then ironed it.

Drying ribbon.
Dyed ribbon next to undyed.

The ribbon came out a lovely golden yellow.  Polyester doesn't take dye well so I am really pleased with the results.  So I started a golden rose.  It should be lovely when it is finished.

Rose in progress.

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