I was very excited when I saw that the printed patterns were not taking the dye up and the designs were standing out much more than on the pale fabric.
|The back turned out evenly dyed.|
|The different plain cottons took the colour up slightly differently also.|
The rinsing out part of the dyeing is rather distressing - you use SO MUCH water. I wanted to take the rinse water out to the poor suffering plants but wasn't sure if it would poison them; after all, you have to use a mask when mixing up the powders. And there are chemicals added also.
So I emailed the Jacquard company to ask if they have any advice about using it in greywater systems. I got a reply straight away! It said that the owner of the company uses rinse water for greywater and it should be ok. But I forgot to ask about the salt and urea that are used in the process too, so I will email again.
As I mentioned earlier, we had a very hot day and we tried to save some of the plants from the direct sun. We had some success but some things may just have to be let die, especially if the forecasters are correct about the hot weather that is predicted to last until March.
|The lettuces in the round tub were shaded, unlike the other.|
|Poor burnt camellias.|