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Thread: Got a real BLEEDER!

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    Yesterday I was given a large sack of fabrics to use for a charity. The first two loads through the washer came out fine, but the third load :roll: :x ...
    A beautiful woven stripe, mostly red with white patterned stripes and single threads of black had turned the water redder than raspberry jello within seconds! After the second rinse, I pulled it out and re-rinsed the other fabrics in the load. Only two seem to have been stained. (They were probably touching the bleeder when it first got wet.)
    What's the best treatment to make this fabric usable? Even the clothespins are stained!

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    Throw it away!
    Sorry seems more hassle than it's worth.
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    Retayne will set the dye

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    Will the Retyane take out the stains that have already bled?

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    No, but wash it again and use a color catcher in the load and it will pick up the loose dye particles.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sunflower Girl
    Will the Retyane take out the stains that have already bled?

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    Don't know that I would ever trust it.

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    i'd let that fabric go it would be terrible for the person receiving the gift to have it ruined in the first washing.

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    Thanks, auntmag for the suggestion of using a color catcher -- I forgot about them!

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    I would also soak it and wash it in HOT water on the heaviest cycle the washer has. By itself, of course. Dry in a HOT dryer. Then wash again with a color catcher. You will know by looking at the color catcher if it is still bleeding.

    As we know from our regular laundry, heat sets stains. I find it also helps to set some of this dye.

    It can't hurt it.

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    LOL, I thought you cut yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!! Glad its just the fabric!

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