First up are wooden clothes pins - bare wood, no varnish.
A big stainless bowl filled with hot water and Rose Pink dye.
Keep stirring the pins around to dye evenly.
I kept them in for about five minutes.
Next torn French dictionary pages.
A quick dunk - flipped front to back and out of there.
Drying on the screen outside.
I placed another screen over the top to keep the pages from blowing away.
I continue to dye as long as there is dye in the water.
Torn cotton ribbons soaking wet.
They dye better wet.
The dye looks stronger than it is.
Cloth soaks for about ten minutes.
Stirring to get into every crevice.
There was still dye in the water.
So I tossed in a handful of shipping tags - six at a time.
Stir these while creasing with a metal spoon to create distress marks.
Then out to a screen to dry in the sun.
The pages dried to a pale pink.
The clothes pins are more rosy.
Ready to use in various projects.
About forty minutes from prep to drying stage.
The cloth and the tags take the longest to dry.
Plan on a couple of hours.
A sneak peek on what will happen to the pink tags.
A few of these projects will be at Magnolia Ridge.
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