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Help washing a dark cotton top with white embroidery

Posted by alicewave (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 8, 08 at 9:44

Hi there, this is my first post in a while but I'm a big lurker. Anyway, I have a beautiful navy cotton top with lots of white embroidery. I haven't washed it yet but I am worried that when I do the navy dye will stain the white embroidery and it wont look as nice. The label says wash cold delicate cycle but I have experienced dye transfer even in cold cycles, although not since I got my LG front loader but I haven't really tried anything like this in it. Any tips to prevent this or should I just send it to a dry cleaner, or perhaps use dryel? The shirt will not be the same if the white is not white, if you know what I mean. :(


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RE: Help washing a dark cotton top with white embroidery

I would use cold water with about a cup of set the dye if possible....and I would include one of those
dye catcher cloths. I forget what they are called but they grab ambient dye in the wash and rinse water/
And be sure to get it right out of the washer and into the dryer or on the line immediatly after the last spin.
It says I would wash it and scream to the store if it runs!
Linda C

RE: Help washing a dark cotton top with white embroidery

Embroidery should be done with a polyester thread so it won't hold color if the shirt bleeds. I would do as the tag says.

RE: Help washing a dark cotton top with white embroidery dacron, is the worst material for grabbing and holding coloir. It's one of the reasons why so many items that are "blends" get dingy looking.
Linda C

RE: Help washing a dark cotton top with white embroidery

Thanks for all the responses. I tried the salt with the color catcher, and then right into the dryer and it came out beautifully! I've had the dye transfer happen to other garments and now I can prevent it. Thanks!!

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