When working with 100% cotton that has been hand-dyed, it is recommended that you test the cotton to ensure that the colours do not bleed before washing your item. Dark colours and colours such as red and turquoise may need special care. I test all my colours before washing.
To do this:
If bleeding of any of the colours has occurred, then it is recommended that you take the time to “set” the colours when you are finished with your project. This is especially important with natural fibres such as 100% Pure Cotton and is to prevent the bleeding of colours in the laundering process.
You will need the following ingredients:
Mix the above ingredients together using 50% cold water to 50% white vinegar + 1 tablespoon of Epson Salts for every cup of water and vinegar used;
e.g. if you have 2 cups of water + 2 cups of vinegar = 4 cups – you must add 4 tablespoons of Epson Salts.
Once you have completed the setting process you will be able to wash as normal:
I hope that you will find this information useful.
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