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« on: May 30, 2008 10:01:16 AM »

I'm re-constructing a number of vintage dresses for a photo shoot and pretty much all but one of them need to be dyed in various bright, floral colors.  Some are all one color, some are going to be kind of a tie-dye effect, and some only need the VERY EDGES dyed in a contrasting color, so.. it's going to be a bit of a challenge.

Our biggest issue is that some of the lace on the dresses is acrylic, some of the dresses are polyester or poly-whatever lined... yeah.  Good times.

Any dyes that you would recommend?  Any you would NOT recommend?  I'm looking for experienced advice here, otherwise we're just gonna stare at the shelf like lost stitchers when we get to the shop.

Any tricks of the trade?  We are purchasing a vat of vinegar for color-locking, but any other tips would be appreciated, like how to "paint" dyes on rather than just dunk it in a bin and let it sit.

I will be going to Michael's and JoAnn's for these items, so no brands that I can only buy online, please.  Think Dylon, Rit, Tulip...  I'm located in the US.

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2008 03:05:14 PM »

Oy, your limitations make this extremely hard.

Frankly Rit & Dylon are fine for all natrual fibers but are pretty crappy on man made fibers. Simply put, Michael's & JoAnn's don't sell the kinds of dyes you need to do what you want.

If you can't/ won't order on line, maybe painting would be best for you, acrylic paints thinned with fabric medium to get your desired affects. If the paint is translucent it'll be affected by the fabrics original colors, if you need full coverage make sure your paints are opaque.

Ptarmic Wumpus does some goregeous fabric dying, looking up her posts might give you some good leads.
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