I am using a couple of metres of red salt dye style fabric for part of my hst backing. Decided to play it safe and prewash it to remove loose dye.
My question is 'What is the maximum number of times anyone has washed a length of cloth?'
I am getting really, really,(really,really,really) bored washing this length. So far
1x hot wash in machine with synthrapol
5x soak in synthrapol & boiling water (4 left overnight) machine rinse & spin between each soak
1 x 95degrees C machine wash with synthrapol.
1x soak in boiling water & salt - fairly short about 4 hours
1x 60 degrees C machine wash with synthrapol (currently going on
To test I am taking the fabric, placing it in a bowl with a piece of colour catcher & pouring boiling water over them, prodding them about a bit, then leaving for about 1/2 - 1 hour, if it is stained it goes back in the soak/machine & synthrapol.
It has taken me a week to get this far, and if it carries on much longer a) I might lose the will to live and b) I won't get my quilt finished for the deadline.