If you’ve been admiring the pretties and shinies Steph has been making, zir chain maille is now available in our etsy store. Check it out! They are our featured items this week.
The boi and I had a bunch of clothes that were either old and becoming that color Eddie Izzard refers to as “pants left in wash,” or unusable because they were white and we have a black cat and no good can come of this combination.
RIT dye is cheap and easy to use, and you can do it on your stove top if you have a big enough pot. just follow the instructions on the back of the box. DO NOT DO WHAT I DID and decide the color needs to be darker after the clothes are in the dye bath and blop some more dye in on top of everything, not even if you make a little dent in where the clothes are and stir it around a lot really fast. This DOES NOT WORK and you will get big dark spots on your collar like me. Also, wear an apron.
Most of it came out nicely though. I used the “wine” colored dye. Here is when the Legalize Gay underoos first went in the dye bath.
After we added the eye of newt and toe of bat, the color darkened considerably.
After stirring for about 45 min, I rinsed the dyed clothes in the sink and set them to dry by the lemon-tree-inna-bucket.
3 t shirts
1 foofy pirate shirt
1 pair political panties
1 blotchy polo, to be cut up for other projects
the shirt I was wearing while dying this stuff
1 wooden spoon, to be earmarked for art projects only from now on.