this chimparoo woven wrap a while back to review, i was kind of excited that she had picked the lighter, more solid taupe color. the wheels immediately started turning about how i could mimic some of my favorite girasol wraps with their gorgeous gradation dye/woven jobs. i researched relentlessly till i came up with a plan for my own and i couldn't wait to get started!
i used dylon dye in a pretty turquoise/blue color and ordered a bag of soda ash to add - everything i read made it sound like this was a must to get a even and thorough dye without harsh lines. i pre-rinsed and spun my wrap, i chose not to wash it because i didn't have any of the recommended soaps and i didn't want to mess with any chemical interaction. we mixed according to the directions in warm water, inside of a rubbermaid container.
we worked in the bathroom so that we could take advantage of the tension rod, perfect for slowly lowering the wrap into the dye mix. using baby hangers and clothes pins i went along the entire edge of the wrap, placing the hangers side by side and pinning. this helps keep the wrap evenly separated, so that while dunking it, it doesn't get tangled up and cause dye to not be able to reach all of the surface of the wrap.
the more i look at it, it really gave it a pretty tint - again not what i was originally picturing, and now that we have "practiced" once, i already ordered some more of the same dye to try again with much longer intervals. i will be sure to update you once we have done this!