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Thread: Excess Dye versus Bleeding

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    Excess Dye versus Bleeding

    I am soaking some fabric I bought at a yard sale that appeared to have been washed.

    One of the browns is still coloring the water after three rinses.

    When do you decide a fabric is a bleeder or just afflicted with excess dye?

    For the record, my way of dealing with a bleeder is to put it in the wastebasket.

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    Why not try a Retayne treatment?

    You may be pitching fabric needlessly!
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    Bear--had a red Christmas fabric in a kit that wouldn't stop bleeding after 3-4 soaks--I pitched it!

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    I have soaked fabrics overnight and that sometimes will stop the bleeding. Or use it for placemats, crocheted rugs etc.

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    I second the Retayne recommendation. It's inexpensive and easy to use, and it's worked for me every time I've used it.

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