The planet is our home; we need to be more responsible. Here's what I do.
I’m not into white. It’s not my colour. I look sick in it!
And then I usually spill something on it or sit on a seat covered in chocolate.
(You saw that coat!
So what happens when I try a different colour of garment from my usual purple and I end up looking like this?
I don’t like it!
But I have a solution!
Now far be it for me to make things simple. I decided if I just dyed it red I might loose the pattern. I liked the pattern.
So I figured I could be inventive. I used half a packet of fuchsia and half a packet of crimson.
Each with the required, essential salt.
I needed to make an even spread which required a bit of dipping in and out of one bucket. Then dipping the other end in and out the other bucket.
Always wet the garment first. If you try to dye anything dry it’s going to be streaky!
Put the buckets in the bath to catch any drips.
Then I let it stand for an hour or so.
After a bit of squeezing I let it drip dry hanging in the garden. I didn’t want the colours to spoil.
Here’s the end result! I’m pleased. It’s not warm enough to wear yet though!
a blog by a multilingual expat-since-birth, linguist, researcher, mum of three, living in the Netherlands and writing about bilingualism, multiculturalism, parenting abroad, international life...