How to Dye Fabric: Rit All-Purpose Dye

With rit all-purpose Dye you can dye fabrics containing natural fibers like Cotton linen wool or silk and also Rayon and Nylon I’m going to dye samples of a bunch of different fabrics and see what happens. Pre-Wash the fabric to remove any finishes, so the dye will absorb better. Use enough water so the fabric can move around freely The hotter the water the better, so use really hot tap water or heat the water until it’s almost boiling. From here you can use the stove top method where you keep the dye bath on a low simmer throughout which will get the darkest richest colors or you can dye in a container or a stainless steel sink. I’m dyeing the samples in two batches because some of the fabric like salt added and some likes vinegar instead.

Shake the Dye well and add it to the water. as a general guideline for every pound of fabric use half a bottle of liquid dye or one package of powdered dye in three gallons of water To get dark or saturated colors double the amount of dye. I’m using half a cup and each to get a very saturated purple Add salt to the dye bath for Cotton linen and Rayon fabrics or add vinegar for silk wool and Nylon fabrics I’m adding about half a cup of each, but add more for larger projects Stir well Put the wet fabric in the dye bath. In the salt dye bath, I’m putting in bleached and unbleached Muslin 100% Cotton broadcloth and two different poly cotton blends Natural canvas Cotton Jersey Scrim Chintz Irish Linen Rayon Challis Natural burlap white Sultana Burlap and Polyester Gabardine In the Vinegar Dye bath, I’m putting in silk Chiffon silk Organza silk habutae silk Shantung 100% wool felt Rayon Wool Blend felt coated Nylon Oxford fabric Nylon stretch lace Nylon Crystal Organza and Nylon Glitz Sequins Stir continuously for anywhere between 15 minutes to an hour Take it out sooner for lighter colors or leave it in longer for Darker colors Make sure the dye is getting to all parts of the fabric.

So it won’t be splotchy here’s a couple tips for Dyeing: Wear gloves whenever handling the Dye and cover any surfaces that need protection before starting Dryclean only and fabrics that can’t withstand heat shouldn’t be dyed, but if you want to try test out a small piece first Keep in mind that most clothing is made of polyester thread which won’t die with rit all-purpose die Dyeing white fabrics has the best results you can dye other colors, but the original color may affect the outcome You can use rich color remover first to get rid of as much color as possible Remove the fabric from the dye bath when it reaches your desired color keep in mind Fabric looks Darker when wet We suggest using Rit Colorstay fixative before rinsing to increase color retention and reduce bleeding For small projects you can spray the fixative directly on the fabric until saturated or for larger items mix it in a water bath According to the instructions on the bottle.

Let it sit for 20 minutes Rinse the Fabric with warm water, then cooler water until it runs clear And finally hand wash or machine wash with warm water and air dry or tumble dry with an old towel. .


Today I’m taking a look at these Homfy hypoallergenic – soft pillows I have been using them for a little while so I thought I would give him a try before telling you about him when they arrived in the packaging they were kind of smooshed up so they look like they’re gonna be small but they expand out to a nice size pretty fluffy they have a moderate height and thickness they’re they’re fluffy but not too fluffy and they measure 20 by 26 inches. One good thing I noticed about these is there’s no I’m smell to the pillow some pillows when they first come in the packaging they have kind of an odd odor that sort of dissipates. You don’t notice anything completely neutral the shell is 100% cotton very soft the fill is a hundred percent polyester microfiber which is hypoallergenic and great for those with allergies it has a no shift construction which is nice meaning it’s not going to lump up you know the filling on one corner because I have some pillows though you know they’re comfortable for a little while and then it gets lumpy on one side so this helps it kept spread out it says that you can actually wash these pillows on the gentle cycle which is nice I’ve never washed pillows I have just kept you know with them multiple pillow cases on them so you know it protects the pillow itself and just change the outer one it says you can do it on low heat and tumble dry so that’s a nice feature to be able to wash the pillows.

It’s really great for me to have extra pillows I use multiple pillows I use one for my head I’ll use one for my side and in between my knees which helps with my hips for sleeping I also you can keep an extra one on the bed because sometimes my four-year-old will want to come in in the middle of the night and his own pillows these are really nice comfortable soft pillows I’ve been able to use them for any position they’re comfortable between the knees I’ve used them laying on my back and on the side and it gives good support nice fluffy soft material which is good, And so they are the homfy hyper allergenic soft pillows thanks for watching

How To Choose Running Clothing (And 2 Surprising Products to Avoid)

Hi guys I’m Shelly Willingham from 5K Running Tips After a glorious summer, it’s time to starting to thinking about the cooler weather when you’re out running. But to ease the transition, this week, I’m going to be sharing some inspiring winter weather gear ideas that I hope you guys will love. And today I’m kicking off with how to choose running clothing. We’re going to talk about that to look out for when buying clothing and finally I’m going to talk about 2 fabrics you need to be really careful of. Lets get started. Running clothes you typically need are tops, bottoms, socks, hat, sports bra and running shoes. To be comfortable when you’re running, you need to get it right. There are a few features you need to look out for when shopping for running clothes. As a guide try to get clothes that are moisture wicking and quick drying. Wicking fabrics move moisture away from the skin. It works by absorbing and spreading moisture out across the fabric to enhance the evaporative drying rate.. That just means that they don’t hold moisture.

You will be kept dry and won’t get cold. Good examples of fabrics that are moisture wicking and quick drying: merino wool, nylon and polyester. The 2 products that you should be very careful of when buying running clothes and gear The first on is cotton and the second one is bamboo Cotton is not a good option because it holds moisture. As you sweat cotton absorbs the moisture and if the cotton is touching your skin, it’ll quickly make you cold. The other product to avoid when buying Running Gear is Bamboo Bamboo has been big in the outdoor and adventure scene. it’s often marketed as a green product with the same characteristics as wool. Be careful of bamboo though, many bamboo fabrics are just a type of rayon and share all of its pitfalls.

So there just a quick run down of the different fabrics and how to choose running clothing. I hope you’ve found this video interesting. I love to see your running pictures, so be sure to tag me on instagram @shellywilling – the link is below in the description. If you haven’t already be sure to subscribe to my channel for more helpful tips. thank you for watching I appreciate your time!

Can You Guess Bed Sheet Thread Count?

– I mostly sleep naked but I don’t think we can do that on camera. (upbeat funk music) – Alright, let’s get in bed. – Well these are a little rough. – And these are a little newspapery. – I’m not really satisfied with this, it’s kind of itchy. If I have a slumber party, the person I like least would probably get these sheets. (chuckles) – I’m not a fan of these. I think these are like the 150 or whatever.

– These sheets are like a cape for Halloween. – Probably like 250. – Oh 250, that’s very specific. I’d just go with 200. – 300 thread count. – 200. – Well 200 is right but oops I didn’t realize cotton felt like this. – You win. Alright what do we got here? Ooo! – This is significantly better. – I like it. – Ooo these are better. Now I understand. – These are quite nice. – I can have sex in these sheets. – Yes. (laughs) – These are more bangable. – See to me, all sheets are bangable unless it’s a plastic tarp. – I prefer sheets with dark colors. – Yes for periods. – I like touching myself. – I’m gonna get out of bed now. – These are not Netflix and Chill sheets these are like, Sunday morning breakfast in bed, I love you sheets. You know? – I think the thread count is probably, I’m gonna guess 400. – I say 500. – These are 700. Fo sho. – Oh bloody hell we know nothing. – Killin it! – I’m so close! – Well I’m just gonna fart in here. – These seem like an executive would own these. – These are like the not classy 1% though.

This is like the Donald Trump of sheets. – They’re really thick. – Yeah. This feels like an army uniform. – Yeah I’m not a big fan of this. – Also yeah the color throws me off. I wouldn’t really want to bang in these sheets. – I like this color. – So sex rating, low. – I’m gonna say 850. – I would say 400. – Shit I don’t know, 1000? I win! – 1000 thread count. – What! The higher the thread count, the better though.

Or is it sometimes it’ll suddenly drop off and be shit again? (grunts) – Ooo! – Yes! – Yeah were getting into cotton territory. 6- It reminds me of a super hero in the night. – Jesus Christ. – Ok they’re very thin but they’re very soft. – Wiggle your toes. – This just feels very elegant and flowy. – Sex rating? – This is not, this is like a 10. – I would feel bad about banging in these risking not feeling this again. – I don’t know like 3000. – You’re gonna say 3000? I wanna say 1,200. 1800 thread count. If it’s good enough to clean camera lens, it’s good enough to rub on my body.

– I thought you were gonna say butt. – Or my butt. – I think there’s a clear winner. – Yeah. – Microfiber. – Microfiber for the win. – Shockingly enough, microfiber was the upset. It’s a cheaper sheet but yet far superior. – Definitely softer. – Yes these are my favorite. – I love that microfilm. – Microfiber. – I love that microfiber. I love it. .