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Hot Water Hand Wash

Getting Started
  1. Dissolve 1 sachet of dye powder into 500ml boiling water in a bowl / jug.

  2. Dissolve 4 tablespoons of salt (60g) into this dye mixture.

  3. Drain this mixture through an old cloth / stocking into a large pot.

  4. Add wet fabric to the pot.

  5. Add 4l of hot water to the pot.

  6. Slowly heat pot on stove until it reaches boiling point.

  7. Ensure fabric is immersed completely and all folds and creases are fully submerged.

  8. Lower heat to a simmer.

  9. Stir for 20 minutes.

  10. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes.

  11. Rinse fabric in cold water until the water runs clear.

  12. Dissolve the fixative (the clear packet in the box) in 4l warm water (40°C)

  13. Immerse the fabric into the fixative solution.

  14. Soak for 15 minutes while stirring occasionally.

  15. Dry the fabric

  16. Wash fabric in warm water (40°C) with washing powder.

  17. Rinse and dry.

Prepare the Fabric
Prepare the dye bath
Dye the fabric
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