I let my shirts cure for about a week out on the line then rinsed them well...really well...it took some effort to get the clay off. I brought them in and handwashed them, and I was left with a mottled pink/beige color. I wondered how it would wash up in the washing machine, so I tossed it in with a load of laundry. Since it was raining it also went through the dryer instead of being hung on the line. I thought for sure that I'd be back to a plain white t after that treatment, but surprisingly, the pigment held.
The result is pretty interesting. I really like the mottled look to it, but it's a little too close to my skin color for me. I'm wondering what would happen if I overdip it in a different dye color, maybe a black walnut, just to deepen it. I also thought of doing some Alabama Chanin-style applique work to it. I'm just not sure.
At any rate, not bad for a handful of mud. I'd like to try this with again with a different color of clay.
Have a great start to the week, everyone.