Cozy Pink Slippers

Cozy Pink Slippers

Slip into color and comfort with shades of reds and pinks this Valentine’s Day. From soft romantic pink hues to fiery passionate reds, there’s a shade for every kind of love.

Supplies:

  • Cotton Slippers
  • Rit All-Purpose Liquid Dye in desired colours
  • Rit ColorStay Dye Fixative
  • Large Plastic Container or Stainless Steel Sink
  • Measuring Cup
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Salt
  • Liquid Dish Detergent
  • Plastic Table Cover
  • Paper towel
  • Rubber Gloves

Time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: Beginner

Instructions

  1. Pre-wash item in warm, soapy water without any fabric softener. This helps to remove any finishes that may interfere with dye absorption.
  2. Wear rubber gloves to protect hands from getting stained and to insulate them when working with hot water.
  3. Fill a plastic container or stainless steel sink with enough water for the slippers to move freely. We recommend using 3 gallons / 11.5 L of water for every pound/0.5 kg of fabric. The water should ideally be 140ºF / 60ºC. If tap water is not hot enough, heat water on the stove and add to the dyebath.
  4. To enhance the color, add 1 cup / 240 mL of salt when dyeing fabrics containing cotton, rayon, ramie or linen.
  5. Add 1 teaspoon / 5 mL of dish detergent to help promote level dyeing.
  6. Pour well-shaken liquid dye into dyebath and mix well.
  7. Test color by dipping a paper towel into the dyebath. If color is too light, add more dye. If color is too dark, add more water.
  8. Wet the slippers, squeeze out any excess water and add it to the dyebath.
  9. Stir slowly and continuously. The first 10 minutes are the most critical. Stirring helps to ensure an even color with no splotches.
  10. When desired color is achieved, remove from dyebath. Slippers will look darker when wet and will dry lighter.
  11. To enhance the color and reduce color bleeding, use Rit ColorStay Dye Fixative immediately after dyeing and before washing.
  12. Rinse in cool water until rinse water begins to run clear.
  13. Wash in warm water with a mild detergent, rinse and dry.

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