Although I am definitely NOT a Domestic Goddess, I am very good with the laundry & there is rarely a stain, mark, odour or problem that beats me.
But, I'm stumped with this one & so I reach out to anyone who can help me...
I have a fabric that I plan to use for a very special project. Being that it's a dark colour - my best description is that it's a dark-violet sort of colour - I decided to hand wash it before using it.
Well, oh my goodness, there's a lot of colour in the washing water, it ends up looking like mid-strength blackcurrant juice! It's now in the laundry basin for the third time.
I'm only using a tiny bit of wash liquid, I agitate it in that solution for about 5 minutes, then I'm rinsing twice... each time using lots of water.
I'm not sure that 'Colour Catcher' sheets are the answer; my understanding is that they're designed for stopping colour from one item going into another item of different colour, not for actually setting the colour into a fabric to stop it running/bleeding altogether.
I've looked around online for information, but there is so much conflicting info, & any suggested products are not available here in Aus anyway.
I really don't want to resort to buying another fabric; I will only do that if I absolutely cannot remedy this situation.
Please if you can give me any advice with this I would be eternally grateful... I really need to be totally confident with it before I use it in my project.
PS: Yes I do also wear my heels when hanging the washing!