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Posts Tagged ‘dye’

Nylon/Spandex Fabric

Is it possible to dye a nylon/spandex blend?  If so, what kind of dye would be most successful?  I am trying to change compression stockings from nude to navy.  The manufacturer tells me the stockings are entirely of nylon and spandex. By: Karen Abernathy

Wedding dress lining – can you dye/stain it darker

Hello experts! I recently saw my wonderful lace wedding dress – unfortunately the ivory charmeuse lining under the ivory lace is not the color that was anticipated (too light, darker color would make the lace pattern pop out more) I’m wondering if there is any possiblility that I could darken the ivory lining underneath myself (since it cannot be replaced)?  I realize this would be an extremely delicate process in order not to color the overlying lace, but I think the two layers can be seperated enough that it could work. 1) Will charmeuse take a stain/dye? 2) What would you suggest using for the coloring?  I’ve done tea-bag staining myself on other cotton garment…seems that could be a gradual process of darkening the fabric to the ideal shade. 3) Is this an absolutely terrbile idea?  Obviously I don’t want to ruin my dress, but the alterations department isn’t making any other suggestions :/ Here is the dress (in the cafe lining which is too dark for my skin tone). http://www.marisabridals.com/Style/Marisa/953/   Thanks for any input you have!   Nichole By: Nichole

Allergy to Disperse Dye: Blue 106/124

  Hello! I have recently been diagnosed with an allergy to Disperse Blue 106/124. I am a 61 year old female and am overwhelmed with trying to figure what is free of this dye, Natural fabics seem to be alright, but which synthetic fabrics do I need to avoid? How prevelant is the usage of this dye? Are there companies that you know that do not use Disperse Blue 106/124?? What can you advise??? Thank you for any suggestions you may have! Sharon By: Sharon Gallant

Corduroy Dying

What options do I have to dye this:                         to get to this kind of color: (the blue on the inside, person in middle) Thank you! By: Logan

Dyeing Patterned Cotton Jacket Spandex 2%?

Hi dear Jennifer, I have read your 101 blog and found it very helpful. I just purchased a jacket cotton fabric 98% spandex 2% (not a knit fabric) with a very distinctive print pattern on it that I want to ‘overdye’ to dim down the print/colours a bit. The wash/care instructions on the jacket say “machine wash cold water with like colours only, non-chlorine bleach when needed. Tumble dry low, warm iron as needed”. The pattern is just a bit too fluoro orange for me. Its multicoloured repeated circular pattern in fluorescent orange, pale apricot and dark brown and pale taupe (pale greyish camel colour) , all on a white background. There is not a lot of white showing through, but the 2nd main background is the taupe with some white also showing through. I know it sounds awful, but the pattern is intriguing and the jacket is a really good cut and was on sale I am thinking of dying the jacket a very pale pearl grey (I got a colour like this pearl previously with I think a blue based dying and I”m hoping a can find my earlier instructions. What colour dye would you suggest to tone down the pattern? Do I need to do cold water dyeing? like in the 101 blog? I understood the cold water dyeing is very hot water that is taken off the boil.  or will this ruin my fabric? Any other comments or suggestions also welcomed! There are also some metalic pieces (zip, cord ends) on the jacket. Hope you can help.   By: Ruth

Help Dyeing Viscose Please

I had been told that viscose dyes well using a reactive dye but I’ve tried dyeing grey viscose black twice and each time I end up with brown.  Why would this be…is there another property of viscose that I don’t know about? Thanks   By: Michelle

Source for dyeing favorite jeans?

  Hi – I’ve botched my favorite jeans by trying to dye them back to original color using Rit “navy blue” dye.  It turned them a horrible violet-blue!  Can you recommend a source for me that can remove the violet & re-dye them to deep blue?  I live in Atlanta but can ship these anywhere. Thank you!! By: Jenny McMillin