Why must everything that dyes something else STINK SO BAD? For black beans, it’s the mordant. It’s a mix of alum and washing soda in hot water.
I followed the advice I learned from A Honeymooners Guide to Living for amounts…sort of.
I should probably say I started to follow it; I measured my fabric, pulled out my calculator and figured out how much alum and washing soda to use. Then I realized that I don’t have a measuring spoon to dedicate to dyeing so I eyeballed it. I just threw some of each in. I just gotta be me.
Now I wait…
……I’m not very good at waiting so expect me to dye before I should. The fabric is supposed to soak in the mordant for three days but the beans are starting to bubble and smell like,,,science.
The mordant still outstinks the beans. I think I need a glass of wine to wash it all away.