...Wait, wait, lemme back up. Remember this pic from the other day?
I'm dyeing the Surya rug that I won a couple of years ago. Same process as I used for the black wing chair, which came out really well. That job was fast, easy, and the color has never once rubbed off.
This time, however, instead of Rit dye, I'm using a brand called Jacquard (because a friend gave it to me, so I've been playing with all the colors). It's meant for protein fibers like wool and silk, and is also supposed to do a great job on nylon and polyester - and this rug is wool and poly.
I'm not sure why the dye is coming out; I suspect because I just WAY oversaturated it in an effort to make sure it soaked all the way through the fibers. But anyhow, though I placed a bunch of random furniture on it yesterday while I was at work to keep the animals off of it, just in case, I came home to this:
Daisy was really confused as to what I thought was so funny. And then she got a bit annoyed with me for taking so many pictures of her (these were the only two that weren't just a total blur).
I'm going to borrow that carpet cleaner from that friend again this evening, and use it to wash the excess dye out of the rug.
Hopefully this story will have a happy ending. In the meantime, please laugh at my blue dog. I bust out laughing every time I look at the pictures, hehe.