06 February 2018

I'm ready

I have finally recovered from my HUGE disappointment over my artist shirt. To day I went to Google for help. I typed "using thiox to remover color from fabric". This is what I got:

 THIOX can be used to remove the color from most cotton, rayon, linen, wool, silk and blends which have been dyed with fiber reactive dyes (Procion) or direct dyes. Not all colors will come out 100%, but they can all be lightened enough for overdyeing. It can also be used to strip color from yarns, fabrics or already sewn clothing.
It will not necessarily remove all the color of all types of dyes from all types of fabrics. It is always best to first do a test before using it on something of considerable value to you


The instructions below are for one pound of fabric. You can divide or multiply to suit your requirements.
For each pound of fabric put into a pot:
  • 2 gallons water
  • 1 Tablespoon Soda Ash (Fixer)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon synthrapol or liquid dish washing soap
  • 1 Tablespoon color remover
Add the fabric and heat to a boil. While the mixture is simmering, add an additional 1/4 teaspoon of Color Remover every 15 minutes for an hour. (1 extra teaspoon total). Stir gently and simmer for another 15 minutes. Remove and rinse well.
I can't do this indoors here (snow and ice storm) but I will try this out in my garage with a hot plate. It is in the Art Greenhouse in my yard so a trek through lots of snow will ensue. I have decided I have nothing to lose since there is no way I am wearing a fuchsia top. You notice I didn't call it a dress since I don't wear dresses.


  1. Oh, I hope it works! I've never tried this...

  2. Beth, does it matter what metal the pot is when dyeing or removing color from a project?

    1. I don't know. I think stainless steel might be okay but this pot is enameled. Enamel is always safe.


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