Today I attempted to redeem my horrifically B-O-R-I-N-G tea-dyed bamboo scarf. As you remember from the previous post, it looked like this:
So today, I decided, at the last minute, to use up the rest of my “iced aqua” dye (see next post) and play around with this thing. First, I made a bath of warm soda ash (not edible!!! but natural, made from seaweed), re-folded and clamped it, and dunked it in. I am not very scientific, but I’m thinking it was in there for about 7 minutes.
I then unfolded it, rinsed it, and dunked it into my “iced aqua” dye bath. Here it is drying on the rack:
It seems like the soda ash bath turned the dark parts even darker while “bleaching” out enough of the fabric to make room for the aqua. What do you think–did I redeem it or not?