|Not as even of tone as I would like but not awful. Click for full size.|
The other experiment was with bleaching some purple quilting cotton to a tone that at least looked like it could have been achieved with period dyes because the original color was fairly neon. After several hours of feeling sure that the threads were going to disintegrate before the dye did I finally rinsed it out and let it drip dry and left for the weekend. When I came home I discovered how dramatic of a change actually occurred.
|Bleached on the left original on the right for comparison.|
Now I just need to hope my iron works long enough for me to get those wrinkles out!
So that's what I've been up to, that and job searching.