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FABRIC DYEING IN THE MICROWAVE

Here's something DuAnn was given and we are just passing it on. (Let us know if you think you deserve credit for this method. Also, we are not recommending it or endorsing the method, just sharing.) Here goes:

2 c. water
1/4 t. soda ash
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. Procion dye

Mix above ingredients in large (2 quart) bowl - one that will NOT be used for food preparation later.

Add 2 yards fabric and let fabric soak up all the liquid. I scrunched the fabric up for a mottled affect.

Cover bowl with Saran Wrap.

Microwave on HI for four minutes.

Poke a hole in the Saran Wrap IMMEDIATELY after microwaving. (This step is VERY important as it will allow steam built up during microwaving process to be released slowly - STEAM IS HOT - BE CAREFUL - TAKE PRECAUTIONS TO NOT BURN YOURSELF WHEN DOING THIS.)

Rinse fabric until water runs clear - and we all know how long that takes! Actually, this method seems to lessen the rinsing step.

NOTE: The member who passed this along tried this: She mixed a batch of the water/soda ash/salt solution, then used 1/4 cup in a 2-cup measuring cup with a 1/4 teaspoon of dye and 1/4 yard of fabric. For darker (or lighter) color, she would adjust dye amount for desired intensity.

Enjoy and have fun!

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