You will need
- - dye for cotton fabrics,
- - vinegar,
- - enamelware,
- - wooden sticks.
To dye cotton it is recommended to completely clean an enamel saucepan. Aluminum and galvanized utensils cannot be used because of the grass. Utensils should be spacious, so it could easily fit the painted thing, and is completely covered with the dye solution. The greater the volume of dye solution, the harder and smoother the material will be painted.
For dyeing cotton it is advisable to take soft water (snow or rain). If the water is initially hard, it is possible to mitigate ammonia or soda ash. For turning you will need a smooth wooden sticks, they must be durable and able to withstand the weight of wetted material.
Before painting be sure to clean the material from dirt and spots. With a new cotton things desirable to remove the layer of starch, and then boil it for 30-40 minutes in a soap solution with the addition of soda. Rinse thoroughly in warm water. If things are not left stains, then you have to paint it in very dark color.
The desired amount of dye emptying into a small enamel container and gradually pour boiled water, stirring constantly with a wooden stick. Continuing to stir, add hot boiled water one packet of dye in a pint of water. The resulting solution strain through cheesecloth and pour into a bowl for dyeing, filled with water of 40-50 degrees, stir.
Prepared cotton soak in warm water, squeeze lightly, carefully straighten and lower into the pot with the dye substance. Gradually heat the solution up to a weak boil. After 20 minutes, pour the solution of salt (two tablespoons in two liters of water) and continue to paint for another 30 minutes at low boil.
Remove the pan from the fire and paint the cotton in the cooling solution for 30 minutes, stirring constantly. Colored product, remove from pan and allow to drain to the painted solution. A good rinse in warm water, changing water regularly until, until it becomes completely clean. Left rinse the item in cold water with vinegar (1 tablespoon per 5 liters of water).