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Dyeing Fabrics....How to?

Posted by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 4:20 PM
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I want to try to dye some OBV and some OBLoop.  I have dyed fabrics before but not for diapers and not this material.  Does anyone have any pointers I  should take into account?  What is the best dye to use for the heavy washing that diapers get. How do I deal with fading or dye run off? Thanks!


by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 4:20 PM
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xtwistedxlovex
by Jenny on Sep. 28, 2010 at 6:17 PM

RIT bleeds...I think Dylon's a bit better...I see Dharma recommended a lot.

Jamaica_Gyal
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 6:57 PM

Yeah I figured RIT was more on the lower end.  And I have heard other diaper dyers using Dylon.  I'll check them out.

hooraywesay
by on Sep. 29, 2010 at 2:22 AM
Procion mx dye is the BEST for natural fibers. RIT and Dylon will fade and bleed, the procion dye is fiber reactive and becomes a permanent part of the fiber. It's a lot more work, but the results are worth it!
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Jamaica_Gyal
by on Sep. 30, 2010 at 3:34 AM

Oh yay! Thanks for this. I will check this out for sure.

Quoting hooraywesay:

Procion mx dye is the BEST for natural fibers. RIT and Dylon will fade and bleed, the procion dye is fiber reactive and becomes a permanent part of the fiber. It's a lot more work, but the results are worth it!


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