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Dyeing A Ribbed-Rayon Sweater

Dear Jennifer,
I recently bought a beautiful white ribbed-Rayon sweater for myself and, of course, stained it, argh!!!! (that’s what I get for helping in the toddler Sunday School class w/my grandson!)
Anyway, I’ve only worn it once and am seeking advice as to how to dye it. CAN I dye it? I’ve ready Rayon CAN be dyed, but this is a ribbed Rayon.
Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks Susan

Dear Susan,
Since you describe toddler, I was thinking the stain might be grape juice or Kool-Aid. Did you try OxiClean®? Make a paste and apply it to the spot on both sides. Leave the thing for a day or so, then wash with more OxiClean® and detergent.
In answer to your question, the sweater can be dyed. However, the thread is most probably polyester, and will not take the dye, so you will want to go with a lighter color. If you want to try it yourself, check out the resources at www.dharmatrading.com. If you want to consult the professionals, contact Sherry at www.fabricdyeing.com.
good luck,
Jennifer

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