I'm using Procion dyes from Dharma--some tie dye, some LWI or shibori.
I'm wanting to add some veins to my work as per this shirt, which I love. I've done so by accident in the past, but I don't remember how I did so. Please, experienced dyers--help! This is driving me crazy! (To clarify, this pic that is hopefully attached iis not my work but something I'd like to give my own twist and replicate. )
I am new to dyeing & need some guidance. I have an expensive fine white linen top (lined) that a waiter spilled food onto. I've tried to get the stain out by dry cleaning but the stains (light coffee colored) are visible. I bought some Rit liquid wine color dye but am afraid I'll make a mistake. I've come to this site to get some professional dyeing help. Any suggestions?
Ok long story short I was impatient so I decided to use some multi purpose Pearl Gray Tintex on a white cotton flat sheet that will soon be curtains. The colour turned out very mauve. Not good against stormy blue gray wall.
1. What are the chances of getting good discharge with dylon or rit colour remover?
2. What is the best recipe for a very pale Procion MX grey blue. I was thinking to try 50/50 Navy and Black.
I made this print (see attached) using fiber reactive dyes & silk screen method (I used the cold batch method as advised by dharma - made a chemical bath) but the bleed came out to be so horrible and the colors are quite dull. The blue one came out better but there's still a little bleed on the white area.
Any thoughts on how we can prevent this? What you're seeing has also been washed twice.
Does any one have any hints as to how the dying is done is the enclosed photo.they are calling it the "distressed look". Looks to me like it was hung w/ the hem sitting in a small bucket of dye and left there until the dye migrated up the garment. Would you presoak the garment in activator, let it dry and then proceed?
Its been pretty challenging! I don't want to use heat for fear of shrinkage so my current plan is to up the dye concentration so that the warm water bath is really concentrated and then to just leave the blazer in there for a week or so.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I will post results once I get what I want out of the color (or I accept defeat :) )
This question may have been posted before but I am having a bit of difficulty searching for an answer.
I have a beautiful dress that I want to dye a solid color and I want to try to dye as much of it as I possibly can including the sticking.
The dress in question is composed of silk outer shell and polyester lining and crinoline and also the stitching.
I have experience processing with disperse dyes and have had some wonderful results. I also have good results processing silk.
I would like to know if the silk will suffer if I make the disperse dye bath, heat up the water, and then "quickly" dip the dress in this dye bath....and then after rinsing and drying I would process the silk with the acid dye process.
I do not Indigo dye often, once a year, and with the pre-reduced Indigo kits.
So today when I made my vat, the white smelly chemical would not dissolve. Well I thought I would just really stir it in the vat well. Let it sit 2-3 hours, and started dying.
Right away I noticed it was not the yellow-green, more teal green, but the articles were bluer when exposed to air.
I thought they were not as dark as I wanted , so I scraped the vat and started over.
The second vat the white chemical dissolved well initially, but when I went to add it to the the indigo, it precipitated out. Also did not get the yellow green vat.
I have been asked to take this maribou feather vest to a dark black and I am not sure how to go about this project. I recently read that the feathers when wet will bunch up and loose their looseness. I also read that if I shake out the vest periodically during the dyeing proccess, then the feather will retain the looseness. Has anyone dyed this type of feathers and is there any advice on how to go about this? Should I use a normal acid dyeing water immersion process? Is it okay to use hot water? Is it okay to add distilled vinegar? Should I use acid crystals? Any info is greatly appreciated! Here is the link of the vest that I will be working on:
I grew up in the 80's so I'm loving the flourescent/neon tees that are out right now. I'd love to find some in cotton, or at least enough cotton, to dye a pattern (stripes or spiral or whatever) in black lines over the color, but so far the highest cotton content I've seen in them is 60%. I've thought about buying one and seeing what kind of dye coverage I'd get with this idea but my experience with blends leads me to believe it'd be throwing away money. :-\
Is there something about cotton that doesn't hold the color? Why are those tops all polyester and nylon and so little cotton? I certainly don't love them enough to wear anything made of polyester in 104-degree humid Washington DC heat!
I know, I'm working on a few thing at once right now...my other friend wants a grey wrap turned to a blackberry juice deep purple. Any ideas on what the missing component is? I have imperial purple, gun metal and hot pink, and it's just not quite right yet...
Im dying a baby wrap for a friend, and this blue twill DOES NOT want to take the dye! I'm so frustrated! I've dip dyed it and tried using a spray bottle to put the dye more directly on the fabric, and the ombré is so subtle once it comes out of the wash! I feel like I've wasted 2 days of my time! The wrap is a denim-ish blue color and I'm trying to get it to darken up with dharma procion in gunmetal grey. I tried adding imperial purple to deepen the color, but it only helped a tiny bit. I hate to admit it, but I'm a little afraid of true black dye, and don't own any yet. Any suggestions on what to do to get the stormy grad my friend wants?
I dyed some cotton velour 80/20 poly/cotton with several colors, including Dharma's "Cobalt". I think I used it a bit too much cobalt and the dye was probably over concentrated. I initially hosed it off with cold water then washed it 3 times in the coldRINSE/hotWASH/coldRINSE cycle with synthrapol. Then I additionally boiled water and poured it over (and soaked it a little) TWICE.
After each boiling rinse, the fabric runs clear when running cold water. But if I do a hot iron test between 2 white cotton scraps.... it continues to bleed. Also bleeds when I wrap the damp dyed fabric in white while cold.
I've been working on LWI dyeing my baby's prefolds cloth diapers, and I'm not having the best luck. First, I tried to use up som Jaquard iDye, but just ended up with purpley browny mess :(
Then, once I started using procion, I wasn't sure how to go about fixing it withou loosing my great bright swirly LWI effect. I did a soda ash bath like I do when I do ombré, but it really washed the colors out. Suggestions?
Well, I'm not working on it yet, but hoping to start soon: I want to try stenciling with dyes, and wondered if anyone here had tried it before. I'm thinking of two methods: spraying and daubing. I'm not fond of the feel that fabric paints leave, so I have been wanting to try maybe with thickened dyes, just to see whether they would behave and not bleed all over. I have done a little masking, and of course some screening as well, but recently saw some really attractive muslin bags done with stencils and spray paint, which gave me the inspiration to try dyes instead. Love to hear any experiences you have had with dyes!