Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC: Polling the gang. . .

Re: Polling the gang. . . 15 years 4 months ago #133

awwww  =D
Gary aka: Grimwood, Cleric of the Western Woods CLERIC for life - I have the character card to prove it! Former owner of a Ring of Three Wishes and Jeff's finger!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Re: Polling the gang. . . 15 years 4 months ago #134

*Smile* I do so love to see my brother smile. <br /><br />Oh speaking of stuff that makes you smile, the red/black skull fabric is back in availability from the place I order it. <br />I don't *need* any but am toying with ordering some just to have on hand, in case they run out again. What do you think bro?
'Whenever I feel blue, I remind myself to breathe again.'

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Re: Polling the gang. . . 15 years 4 months ago #135

I'm good...boy I tell ya - I washed it really good by hand and it bled something fierce.  <br /><br />I did not notice it doing this at INDY when I hand washed in the hotel sink...strange, maybe I was extra tired.<br /><br />So a word of caution to all with the RED SKULLS - wash seperately or by hand in a sink, and if you put it on a drying rack - be ready for the rack to be a little RED afterwards.<br /><br />I think for the next wash I will throw some vinegar in with it.<br /><br />G
Gary aka: Grimwood, Cleric of the Western Woods CLERIC for life - I have the character card to prove it! Former owner of a Ring of Three Wishes and Jeff's finger!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Re: Polling the gang. . . 15 years 4 months ago #136

<br />Hey Bro,<br />Thanks for the heads up. It may have been that you let it soak longer? So the fabric had absorbed more water.<br /><br />A suggestion, instead of using vinegar which is more naturally acidic. Use salt and cold water to help set the color fastness of the red.<br />And I checked fabric university's site and it says not to twist or wring out a garment made in acetate. And do not soak colored items.<br /><br />If you're going to wash it, you want to gently hand wash it, and use a gentle detergent such as woolite and the kind would probably be easier on the fiber.
'Whenever I feel blue, I remind myself to breathe again.'

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Re: Polling the gang. . . 15 years 4 months ago #137

Um...I'm confused.  Why are you washing a dice bag?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Re: Polling the gang. . . 15 years 4 months ago #138

He has bandannas.<br />
'Whenever I feel blue, I remind myself to breathe again.'

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Re: Polling the gang. . . 15 years 4 months ago #139

Mum actually did it - and I watched...I think perhaps the only difference in what she did vs what I did at INDY was she used mild dishwashing soap...the bandanna did not soak, was not wrung out or any of that other stuff...<br /><br />I'll try the salt first - thanks sis.
Gary aka: Grimwood, Cleric of the Western Woods CLERIC for life - I have the character card to prove it! Former owner of a Ring of Three Wishes and Jeff's finger!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Re: Polling the gang. . . 15 years 4 months ago #140

Oh and bro,<br /><br />In case you haven't heard, Woolite has a product called "Woolite Dye Magnet"<br />They are little sheets you drop into the water with what you're washing, and it draws the dye so it doesn't mess up the colors.<br /><br />I haven't used it yet, but got some after I had an issue with a peasant blouse I made.<br />It was a white fabric, however after the wash it was slightly blue. And I washed it by itself. However there must have been some powder dye that worked its way onto the fabric at the factory or something. And as soon as water hit it, it activated. Was extremely frustrating to me.<br />I've got some shirts that are new that I need to wash(probably tomorrow) so I'll let you know how they work. :)
'Whenever I feel blue, I remind myself to breathe again.'

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.164 seconds