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« on: December 07, 2004 08:33:29 AM »

I'm dyeing a light pink cotton skirt black. Or at least trying to. I used Rit Dye. It turned out this grey with a purplish tint. I HATE IT! If I use more dye will it go to black? Any other dyeing tips would be great also!
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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2004 09:44:22 AM »

How many packages did you use? I'd use a few packages and do the stovetop method. It has worked for me, but it also depends on the type of fabric you are dyeing.

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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2004 05:07:56 PM »

How many packages did you use? I'd use a few packages and do the stovetop method. It has worked for me, but it also depends on the type of fabric you are dyeing.

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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2004 07:56:52 PM »

you usually need to add *lots* of salt and use twice as much dye for the black as for any other color.

I don't like the RIT dyes very much, I prefer the Dylons dyes but they are harder to come by. A big Jo-anns or a good independant fabric store should have them. Dylon is a cold water dye so it's much easier to work with, too.

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