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Topic: Dyeing with Dylon vs. RIT  (Read 37424 times)
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« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2007 08:32:22 AM »

Well I was going to try dying some cotton yarn .. but RIT won't work?

RIT will dye cotton, so you'd be good to try that if it's the most readily available dye for you.

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« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2007 06:16:28 PM »

Well I was going to try dying some cotton yarn .. but RIT won't work?

RIT will dye cotton, so you'd be good to try that if it's the most readily available dye for you.

Okay .. thanks!  It's what I can get locally .. I figured I'd try some before I moved on to better things.

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« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2007 06:27:05 PM »

RIT doesn't create as vibrant colors as fiber reactive dye, and it isn't as washfast.

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« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2007 05:53:23 AM »

I have never worked with Dylon, so I have nothing to say about that but I would like to say that although RIT isn't the best choice it does have some value in the dyeing world. It does fade and isn't a good choice for baby wipes but it reaches a level where it stops fading. I have had good results when after dyeing in very hot water, to put the item in icy cold water with vinegar to bind it. Then ironing is always a good idea too. Like I said, it will fade at first but eventually it stops. You can achieve some very attractive results that you usually don't get with an mx dye. That being said...to sell the very bright never fading tie dyes...use the mx fiber reactive.

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« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2007 01:40:22 AM »

Dylon is one of the two dye brands we can find easily here in France (the other one is called Ideal, is cheaper but I don't like it so much). Dylon works great and the colors are absolutely lasting. I dye bed sheets and towels with the dye sold in enveloppes (long lasting color ? sorry I don't know what it is called in english...), and also use the one in little round cardboxes for shirts or quilting fabric because the color choice is bigger. I recently dyed a shirt with a mix of olive green and yellow to make it more "chartreuse" and the result is exactly what I wanted. I am not sure that if you don't let the fabric soak as long as they mention the color would be paler. From my experience it is the amount of fabric that makes it. Have fun !

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