Fabric Dyeing NotesThis is a collection of wisdom and protips from the costume shop all about fabric dye. I try to write down as much as I can, since the human memory is unreliable!Fabric Dyeing Notes1 day ago in Other More Like This
You should go dye! Dyeing is fun!
(as part of the course, most people who are involved in dyeing are subject to bad puns.)
Let’s dye-ve in!
If it’s fabric, it may dye. Don’t be afraid to buy something with little knowledge of the fabric content and try to dye it. Natural fibers tend to do well with RitDye, while synthetic fibers do well with iDye. The key here is to have enough scraps of the fabric do multiple tests. If you can’t cut scraps off the fabric, you can’t test it!
Generally speaking, it is easier to go from lighter colors to darker colors. Keep this in mind when going fabric shopping.
If it's made of natural stuff like cotton, go check out some Rit Dye. If it has some man-made material like polyester, try some iDye. It’s not to say that you cannot use one ove