Spring Jean Update

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When dyeing denim (or any fabric) the existing colour can be lightened before so you get the best results dyeing a dark colour lighter.  Instead of using bleach you can use Colour Remover.  Bleach can often leave an unwanted yellow tone, but Colour Remover gently lightens fabric colour without yellowing fabric.

Jeans

Materials:

  • Colour Remover
  • Tintex Fabric Dye of choice
  • Jeans or denim fabric
  • Plastic cover to protect workspace
  • Rubber or plastic gloves
  • Spoon
  • Measuring cup
  • Container to mix dye (optional)
  • Plastic bucket 
  • Kettle or microwave 
  • Paper towel (optional for testing dye colour)

Directions:

  1. Follow the instructions for using Colour Remover
  2. Protect work area with plastic & wear rubber gloves
  3. Wet the jeans and squeeze out excess water 
  4. Fill bucket with the hottest water available 
  5. Mix the dye in two cups of hot water, stirring until completely dissolved (use the dye colour guide to create a custom hue), test colour on a paper towel and adjust intensity as needed
  6. Add the dye mixture to the hot water and stir 
  7. Add the jeans to the dye bath and stir for up to 30 minutes (or until the colour is a little darker than what you want)
  8. Remove the jeans from the dye bath and gently squeeze the excess solution (don't wring)
  9. Rinse in cold water until water runs clear
  10. Air-dry, optional: iron on a low setting while slightly damp
  11. Clean the workstation using soap and/or bleach with warm water ASAP after dyeing

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