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Cold Water Hand Wash

  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. Heat pot on stove until a max temp. of 60°C is reached.

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

  8. Stir for 20 minutes.

  9. Dissolve the fixative (the white packet in the box) in 100ml boiling water.

  10. Stir this fixative mixture into the pot with the fabric

  11. Stir occasionally for 45 minutes.

  12. Drain the pot.

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

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

  15. Rinse and dry.

Getting Started
Prepare the Fabric
Prepare the dye bath
Dye the fabric
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