Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Problems with colour

Do you remember this bag I made for my daughter to go to school. I've had problems with it.

I won't mention that she put really heavy things in it. No my real problem is the colour discharge. It started when she came back in the rain one day. Her books had all their corners turn blue. You guessed it I didn't pre-wash the fabric, and the colour is running like mad.

I tried to wash it now and all the white and pink border fabric has now turned a bit dark, horrible. I will have either to change that fabric or cover it with another one.

Now I wonder what to do with the rest of fabric I have in a drawer if I want to use it later. I can wash it as a first measure, but how could I fix the colour so that I can use it safely in a project. Please if you have any idea, leave me a comment.

Otherwise I have started making some Christmas project, and so sadly I can't show them to you yet. You will have to wait after Christmas. You can just have a peak.
The fabric is from the line designed by Kaffe Fassett, and I quilted around nearly every little circle.
I am working on something else, and hopefully I should be able to show it soon.

1 comment:

flom said...

moi pour fixer la couleur, lors de teintures, je mets le tissu, ou la laine ( quand celle ci dégorge trop) dans de l'eau vinaigrée !
c'est dommage, car ce sac est superbe !
a bientôt