Tried my hand at dying

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Tried my hand at dying

Postby Nolyn » Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:01 am

The light gray cargo kilt I purchased a few years ago from one of those eBay sellers developed a mark in the color. It seemed that the manufacturer's dye ran. My wife suggested I try dying the kilt a darker color. I thought it turned out pretty good - from light gray to a slate blue. When I ironed it though, I noticed that the spots are still there, but much less visible. All in all, I'm happy that I improved its appearance.
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Re: Tried my hand at dying

Postby melsav » Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:04 am

Looks like you did a nice job of it :D
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Re: Tried my hand at dying

Postby r.m.anderson » Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:41 am

Only you are going to notice the spot or areas of distress - UNLESS of course
you point it out to us.
If it is real bad and noticeable - bothersome you could try your hand in dyeing
again - but this time letting the dye set a tad bit longer in the trouble spot or
another idea return the kilt back to the original lighter shade of grey by using
a light soaking in bleach with the spot a bit less time.
But it appears that you are satisfied with the results - so leave it be.
I examined the photos and whatever it is it is not outstanding noticeable !

If you wear a bright colored top polo shirt the eye will be distracted away from
whatever was the problem that I did not find.

A nice ebay find - every now and then someone scores a win-win "Kilt-On" !
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
WHY ?
Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !
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Re: Tried my hand at dying

Postby denimini » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:34 pm

Looks a nice style of skirt - certainly worth your efforts
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Re: Tried my hand at dying

Postby Tor » Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:43 pm

Nolyn wrote:Tried my hand at dying


Obviously you failed, seeing as you wrote this... The dyeing job looks good. Well done.
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Re: Tried my hand at dying

Postby Nolyn » Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:37 pm

I'm glad someone noticed. I thought it would be a good pun...my bad!
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Re: Tried my hand at dying

Postby Kirbstone » Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:29 am

Nolyn, (on dying)

Rumours of my death are grossly exaggerated! :D Will. Shakespeare wrote somewhere in 'Macbeth'...'Out out, damned spot!' I do like the colour you arrived at and only You,
Sir will notice any spots.

Tom
Carpe Diem......Seize the Day !
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Re: Tried my hand at dying

Postby Tor » Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:03 pm

I noticed right off... but nearly didn't say anything on the assumption that it was a typo or momentary confusion about whether there should be an e there or not. Doesn't mean it wasn't a good try.
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Re: Tried my hand at dying

Postby Nolyn » Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:56 am

There're several ways to look at this "dying/dyeing" thing (to be honest, I wasn't sure what the right spelling was and I didn't take the time to look it up, but I knew "dying" wasn't right, but I thought it made for a catchy title):

I was dying a 1,000 death, wondering if my first dyeing attempt would work.

We should "live like we are dying," which is why we should wear our MUGs.

The strange English language that has a million words for just about everything, but doesn't have an adequate word to distinguish between die (death and tool& die), dye, dieing, dying, or dyeing! Oh well.

Thanks for the positive comments, friends. I look forward to wearing it out and about tomorrow.
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Re: Tried my hand at dying

Postby Tor » Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:45 pm

You aren't alone in having to look up the difference in spelling to be sure.

As for the inconsistencies of English, that is the cruft that any language accumulates when it is passed as a spoken language through centuries. Actually, compared to many languages, English is downright logical and simple. You just have to look off the beaten track to find those head-spinningly complex languages, some of which have "features" like every plural being irregular like mouse/mice or child/children.
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