Lately I have been obsessed with Tabi. I need a 25-26cm tabi and I have trouble finding ones outside the ‘white’ arena.
So I have been stalking and dying my own:
25cm tabi I snagged from Tosen on Rakuten, he has limited stocks on the big sizes so you have to look at the right time.
These are a bit big at 26cm but were really cheap so I will shrink them after the first wear.
A new way of putting new life into old tabi and jazzing up boring white tabi. The older ones which I have repaired twice already are the darker colour and I have had these around 3 years. I must have worn them over 40 times by now! They were greying so the blue has given them a new lease of life.
The tabi that came out lighter are new. Washed just the once. The older tabi are probably more porous by now due to wear.
I used Dylon hand wash dye in Bahama blue, and have intense violet and tuplip red ready to do some more dye runs. I have always wanted purple and red tabi so this is my way.
As you can dye a sink full of stuff in a run the bathroom towels are getting a funky makeover 🙂 Why buy new when you can DYE your existing ones funky colours!
Of course, this DOES open a can of tie dye possibilities for tabi which I will fully explore once I have my red and purple tabi 🙂