Yes, no, maybe, ick?
I got to dyeing again and picked up a pack of chartreuse iDye. I'm sold on this stuff. It dyes so well, no streaking and it washes very well. I still have some RIT, so if I decide not to keep this color, I'm going to use the kelley green I have to tone it down.
I know, I have been on sweater overload lately. It was that Lands End sale. It got me. That and I've always had a knitwear deficit. I decided to invest in some sweaters. 5 100% cotton, and some cabled sweaters of cotton/nylon/wool.
The cotton sweaters are all dyed.
Ecru, orange, purple, navy (which is going to be re-dyed shortly, and that white one is the chartreuse one above.
It's been fun dyeing these sweaters, but now comes the real fun, changing out the buttons!!! Because the button holes were so small, I was able to pick a lot of my 20s glass buttons.
For the cable sweaters, I also had joy picking out buttons.
I think I'm going to get a lot of use out of this tan sweater with these MOP shank buttons. It looks fantastic!
Mmmm.... I've actually put all the buttons on the wool blend ones, and most of the buttons on the dyed ones. It feels great having sweaters! I'v e always hated buying them because they were so pricy. That, and I'm not paying $50 for an acrylic sweater. So these are just perfect. I'm over the moon!
Now, if it would get cold enough to wear them :)
Have a great day everyone!
I love the idea of replacing the buttons. Why have I never thought of that?ReplyDelete
Love it all! The colour of the first sweater... your vintage button collection and WOW those tan buttons are my favourite. I never heard of iDye, I'm going to keep an eye out for that.ReplyDelete
If you're going to redye the navy one, perhaps try the color leacher first? RIT sells it, and having used it before, it does actually work...ReplyDelete
I love chartreuse!ReplyDelete
I'm loving the dyed articles you got there. I'll definitely give this brand a try the next time I wanna dye something (maybe my black dotted dress taht I tried to dye with turmeric that one time for fun lol) ooh and I have a thing for pretty buttons! Those are niiiiice!ReplyDelete
sidenote, did you ever get my reply message on youtube or did youtube just tell me they sent my message when it really got lost in the abyss? just curious :)
iDye is fantastic... Though I find it does release in the wash, so be careful.
As for the re-dye of the navy one, Im going to glaze over it with a more blue toned dye. I have a packet of iDye that will do the trick. I'm still on the fence about the chartreuse sweater. Its a bit bright for me...I'll think on it.
No, Retro Natural, I didnt get your message! Feel free to email me. :)
I love the buttons!ReplyDelete
Chartreuse is a great colour. I particularly like it with fuschia or cerise - nice complementary colour pop.
Talking about e-mails - did you get mine? I used the adress on your web site.ReplyDelete
Yes Eva, I did! I mailed it out last week. I thought I sent you a reminder. Oops! :DReplyDelete
Where does one find IDye?ReplyDelete
All the major fabric stores have it. Im sure a lot of craft and hobby stores have it, too.ReplyDelete