In last month’s Martha Stewart magazine, I stumbled across an idea that I absolutely loved called Dip Dye, which can be found HERE.
It was a way to use RIT Dye to create stripes in long pieces of fabric.
Hello awesomeness, why hadn’t I thought of this before? You all know my love for stripes after all. Or better yet, why hadn’t my good friends over at iCandy Handmade figured this out? Lol
I needed to get on this…stat.
But of course you know me, never one to follow the mold. I ended up doing something slightly different.
After purchasing a gorgeous length of fabric in a dark linen / cotton blend, I did the exact opposite of what Martha Stewart suggested.
Instead of dying the fabric, I used RIT Dye Color Remover and actually removed the pigment color from my fabric in the DIP Dye fashion to achieve my striped effect.
On a side note, I had never used that particular product by RIT before…let me just say, it was stinky!! Reminded me of Nair. But it worked AWESOME.
It removed the darker linen pigment color almost immediately, and I didn’t have to worry about bleeding at all. I chose to make my scarf with a very large stripe, rather than the smaller striped versions as seen on Martha. And let me just say…
I love it. On another note…
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