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Safari Grey Gauze
I dyed a 6 ounce piece of cotton gauze aka harem cloth with the dye color safari grey. I used the dharma instructions 1/2 tablespoon dye, 1-1/2 gallons warm water, 1-1/2 cups kosher salt, 1/6 cup (2 tablespoons & 2 teaspoons) soda ash. I soaked the cotton cloth for twenty minutes then added the dissolved soda ash in thirds over the next fifteen minutes. I let the cloth soak in that for another twenty or so then rinsed in cold water until most of the dye was out. Then I washed it in hot in our front loader with the synthrapol textile detergent. The color is a drab warm neutral grey, definitely very safari khaki like though not quite as yellow. I like it and look forward to trying it again and adding more dye to see how it looks in a darker shade.

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