Dyeing clothes

Discussion in 'Workshop - DIY - Do It Yourself' started by xcoldricex, Jun 11, 2005.

  1. silk skin paws

    silk skin paws doldrums

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    Very informative thread. I want to dye my faded black jeans to all black and a piece of light blue fabric black or maybe purple depending on the outcome. I never dyed my clothes before.:unsure:
     
  2. -Veda-

    -Veda- New Member

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    It's SO fun and very addictive, I warn you now!

    For denim I suggest you soak twice as long the instructions suggest and always wash on COLD
     
  3. goosemaster

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    any thoughts on dying Nylon? I have a old sears nylon windbreaker... thats made of nylon.It's a solid grassy green tone. Being the allblackallthetime person that I am.. I would like to dye it a shade of black. Any thougts? Nylon? yes? no? maybe so?
     
  4. gius

    gius Active Member

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    yes goosemaster why not :smile:
     
  5. goosemaster

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    whats the best dye/process for nylon? I think its more tricky then cotton (for ex)
     
  6. gius

    gius Active Member

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    have you come across a dye that dyes nylon?


    if your buttons/zippers are plastic on the windbreaker, it would be interesting they dyed too :-D
     
  7. goosemaster

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  8. gius

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    good luck goosemaster

    i was curious how many dyes out there can dye nylon, that is available to home users

    anyway like the site says, you can use acid dyes which are used for animal-based fabrics (ie. silk, wool) to dye nylon. the reason's because when nylon was invented they were trying to find an alternative to silk, and on the molecular level the structure is just as if it was from an animal :flower: scientists were able to replicate the molecular structure
     
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  9. bohemian

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    I´ve dyed stuff before, but I didn´t know one can dye nylon....I thought that it doesn´t quite catch the dye...Anway, what are your results?
     
  10. goosemaster

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    http://www.aljodye.com/main.html

    ok... this is actually what looks best so far... I'll go with this I think...
    They profess to be able to dye poly's as well, which is supposed to be very hard (impossible if not dont in a industrial type situation)... so... they're in tribeca (nyc).
     
  11. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    i just dyed a bunch of stuff in my washing machine this week....
    i got too lazy to deal with hand dyeing...
    :ninja:

    the results turned out much better than expected and it didn't even dye the machine!
    *that was something i was super concerned about and why i haven't tried it until now...
    the colour was much more even than when i do it by hand...
    which was good in this case, even though i do like the mottled effect of hand dying some things...

    it's just good to know the difference and know that i have options now!....
    yay!
    :clap:
     
  12. Petit Lucille

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    that is good to know, if only i knew if those kind of dyers are available here...
     
  13. eizhowa

    eizhowa Well-Known Member

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    I have a old 60s dress made from a rayon fabric. The cut of the dress is amazing, but the dress is hot pink so it gets no wear:doh: I am going to attempt to dye it black, but I wanted to check here first. Any of you had any bad experience with dyeing old rayon? The dress is not fragile in any way.

    It has a seam and some folds (?) at the waist, and I don't know if thats an issue...

    Edit: Crap, I just noticed the zipper is pink as well... It is covered by fabric, but it slightly visible...hmmmm....
     
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  14. cheepmunk

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    I have no helpful about the actual dyeing process, but a pink zipper on a black dress might be a nice accent.
     
  15. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    just pulled a bunch of oversized t-shirts with sayings and stuff on them out of storage...

    i'm thinking i want to dye them all, even though they have stuff written on them...
    i'm thinking indigo...
    might even try to do some shibori...
    if that works out well...
    i may do some napkins and stuff as well...

    *i'm on a serious DIY tear lately...
    :shock:...
     
  16. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    got a shibori dying kit for xmas...
    :D
    have decided all my white/light sox must be dyed~!

    :clap:...
     
  17. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    have also decided that some pillowcases from my bed must be shibori / dyed...
    vertical folding might be the way to go with this...

    i have four to play with and i only need two to turn out ok which means i can experiment a bit...
    very excited about this!
     
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  18. gius

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    I hope that's gone very well for you :Pink:

    This morning I dyed yarn I've had over a year and unused <3
     
  19. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    thanks gius~!
    what color did you dye your yarn?

    the great shibori experiment is underway...
    well- it's some plain indigo dyeing and shibori...

    results-
    the socks turned out really well...:clap:
    *i did about a dozen- all different...
    i did about 5 tops using all different resist methods...
    *all turned out much better than i ever could have hoped!
    :heart:
    then i did a bunch of tops plain indigo...

    and did some binding/resist tests with some white napkins in preparation for the pillowcases and sheets...
    those results really varied...
    binding sheets is going to be a major effort and challenge...
    wanted to get the hang of things before attempting it...

    now i am sore all over...
    exhausted but pleased with the results so far...
    i expect to have another two or three days of dyeing ahead of me though...

    *and the weather is NOT cooperating...
    rain yesterday and rain tomorrow...
    so i can't keep anything outdoors overnight...
    :doh:...

    oh well---
    at least it's turning out well...

    *i spent days and days reading and researching before i even started tying anything...
    and then i spent days and days experimenting with tying and binding...
    it's been quite an adventure so far...
    :P
     
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  20. gius

    gius Active Member

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    My results ended up a bit weird lol
    Or complicated
    I was using a paint than a dye; so I learned a lot of new things

    I started with a black but ended up trying all the colors I had
    I wasn't really focused on a specific color at the time

    I would dye in the morning or night
    Before I left the house or go to bed ^_^ so when I returned everything was dry
    Yep- things dry that fast here!^,^
     

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