Ryan picked up a Teko gi that was slightly used. It’s in great shape, but was a little dingy. No big deal. I washed it with vinegar and it brightened back up very well. If you want to know why I swear by vinegar, check out my article on Washing the Gi .
Any discoloration came right out. But Ryan said that I could play around with it. I’ve really been holding off dying this gi until I had one of my own, but that hasn’t happened. I do have a new Warrior One gi I’m going to dye, but I’m not quite ready to batik it yet, so instead of waiting any longer, I figured I’d better get Ryan his gi back.
When I ordered Bing’s orange dye (that I’m going to probably do next), I picked up another color as well: Wedgewood Blue . I really wasn’t sure what it would look like. My concern was that it would come out too light. You know, not manly enough. That’s when I remembered that Ryan didn’t care what color I dyed his gi. I threatened to dye it pink several times and he was okay with it. So, I figured this was my opportunity to try out this color.
Overall, I think it’s a very cool color. It’s lighter than the standard blue, but came out very evenly colored. As usual, the patches and dye failed to take the color, which gives it a nice, finished look.