I’ve been trying to be really busy trying not to think too much and I got to the point I am actually all caught up with the laundry (and the ironing!)… and don’t think that’s ever happened before so yesterday I was almost bored and felt quite bereft at the sight of silent washing machine. That’s not a good sign.

Ta dahhhh, enter THE POD…

I’ve used these babies before and as long as you don’t attempt to dye too much fabric in one go, the colour you get is really intense.

So.. I changed the life of a Cos t-shirt of one of the boys:

the stitching is obviously synthetic and didn’t change colour, but it’s ok, it’s more of a feature now but it still looks good

Then I dyed THE Zara dress, white, black dots… the one that everybody had last year… do you remember? I just couldn’t bring myself to wear it after a while, it was kind of like a joke… so maybe now I can wear it again. It’s a very flattering shape!

what do we think? different enough? nahhh chuck it?

AND finally, and the biggest success, I dyed a gorgeous charity shop find… a vintage crochet thingy that looked really dated and now doesn’t anymore!

The colour you get will vary depending on the material and its thickness, but I’m really pleased with the evenness (is that a real word?) of the results. It’s a simple process too, you wash the items, leave them in the machine wet and add the pod on top (try to remember to remove the lid… just saying…), wash at 40C as normal, then add detergent and wash the items/fabric again, and then run another cycle at 60C to clean the machine properly … It’s not the most environmentally friendly thing in the world, but if you can revive old items and not buy news ones… it pays for itself like that I think.

I have two more pods… what else… what else…

2 thoughts on “^^36/2020^^ feeling blue?

  1. Jo says:

    Don’t chuck the dress! Send it to me if you don’t want it! The colour is gorgeous and if it flatters, wear it!

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  2. Sandra says:

    Ooh! I really like the dyed lace thingy!!! I think you’re on to something…

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