I saw this when I was out and about today:
I thought I would share it in case you need a smile.
Check out this difference. The green stuff is the dry fabric that soaked in the black bean water for 24 hours.
The blue stuff is still wet. I just pulled it out of the dye bath after a 48 hour soak.
I wonder if it will stay blue or if it will dry green? I’ll probably never find out. I did one of those things I probably shouldn’t. But it’s inevitable, so I did it. I threw everything in the wash.
I know I shouldn’t, naturally dyed fabric deserves a gentler treatment than that. However, not only am I sure to throw them in the wash without really thinking at some point anyway, they are also napkins and dishtowels, they really should be able to handle the wash. I hope they stay blue, I don’t really care for the green. I suspect that green may actually come from the mordant.
They are in the dryer as I type away. When I pulled them out of the wash, they were pretty pale. Living and learning, that’s just how I do.