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Old 02-21-2007, 02:29 PM   #1
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OT: Rit Dye
I just had a cleaning frenzy moment (rare these days) and cleaned my kitchen in a way that makes it look as though I'm afraid the health department might come for an inspection or something...in the process I see that I've gotten bleach on the shirt I'm wearing which is one of my nursing tops and I REALLY like it. Could I use something like Rit to try and dye back that one spot? I've never used Rit dye except for when I was a kid making tye-dye shirts....The shirt is solid brown--dark brown--a chocolate color. Think it'd work??
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:34 PM   #2
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Go get a Clorox Bleach Pen.
Put plastic wrapped cardboard inside the shirt.
Draw a fun design on the shirt, incorporating the bleach stain.
Let it sit long enough to bleach out a design, then rinse by dunking the whole shirt in a sink full of water, then launder.

I did this on a blue teeshirt that I splashed bleach on...
Look here.
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:42 PM   #3
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Silver--I want to look at your like but when I click on it it says the connection was refused....is your site down or is it here on my end???
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:42 PM   #4
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WOW thats cool!!!!

If I splash bleach I just through the whole shirt in a bucket with slightly diluted value bleach, 21p from the supermarket for 3 litres - and either bleach the whole thing or stir it around every minute for ten mins to get a blotchy pattern.

I like Silver's idea better, but I don't think they sell bleach pens over here - and there is no way I could draw something that cool!
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:49 PM   #5
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YIKES!!
i think if you dyed the whole shirt it might still be noticeable. i do know that joanns (and probably most craft stores) carries fabric dye pens, which would mean you could apply dye to just the spots affected!
check out this!
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:50 PM   #6
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yea...I don't think I can draw anything cool either...:( I'm sad b/c I really love this shirt and nursing wear is difficult to come by around here!
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Old 02-21-2007, 03:01 PM   #7
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I'll see if I can find those pens somewhere--it's worth a shot--thanks for telling me about them...

And btw--I was going to use the rit to dye only the bleached spot--not the whole shirt!

Okay Silver--I just got to that picture and HOLY COW!! That is so awesome and there is no way in heck I could do something that awesome!!! Now dh draws but he'd just think I was nuts if I asked for his help...
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Old 02-21-2007, 03:10 PM   #8
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I can just see myself being talented enough to create the design you did over your faux pas, Silver...NOT. That's awesome!
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Old 02-21-2007, 03:14 PM   #9
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That is AWESOME Silver! Great idea!

As for bleach spots... I finally stopped cleaning the kitchen in my good clothes. Way too dangerous!
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Old 02-21-2007, 03:16 PM   #10
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I'm w/ you Jan--I never do but today I had to take ds to his doctor's appt and when I got home he was napping...It was one of those "every second counts" moments and I didn't even think to change...:(
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