I was given this beautiful African Batik fabric that I am making into a vest…..It was only about 30″ wide and just long to make a knee length dress….Georgeous fabric….Green concentric circle motifs in the middle and broad zigzags at the ends….so I cut the vest so that the zigzags are on the lower half of the vest near the hem…..It looks spectacular but in sewing the vest I now have indigo dye on my hands. It may not really be indigo though as it washed off pretty easily.
I want to fix the dye that was used…..I was thinking white vinegar, but wanted to ask about anything that may be stronger like potash…..
Any suggestions…I have just a few scraps to play with….?