Saturday, January 14, 2012

1950's Fabric is at my House

Fabric arrived yesterday.  I like the fabric as it reminds me of Grandma Ruby Porterfield (paternal grandmother).  This morning, I put the fabric in the washing machine with some Synthropol and then dried it in the clothes dryer.  The hand of the fabric did not change.

I found various herbal teas in the pantry for overdying tests.  I used 1/2 cup boiling water and one tea bag (I am using canning jars).  I let the bags soak for around 10 minutes -- stirring often; I left the tea bags in the jars.  I added one 2-inch square of challenge fabric to each jar; stirred again.

I am going to go take a shower and come back later to see if the tea is doing anything to change the color of the fabric.

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