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« on: June 17, 2005 06:55:35 PM »

hello i went to the local markets today and i got three tulle skirts there all white and there just wrap around tie kinda things and i was wondering if it's possible to dye them black Huh i havent died anything before :S*im going to a "goth" themed party and i wanted to use them in some way* 
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2005 07:27:45 PM »

mmmmmmm...i'm thinking no.
natural fibers (cotton, wool, etc) are the easiest to dye.  tulle is like the opposite of natural.  it's pretty much plastic and therefore i believe it would be impossible to dye. 

you could make a simple circle skirt in black and wear the tulle skirts underneath like a petticoat, though.
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2005 08:11:45 PM »

Wrong-o Boyo!
You can totally dye tulle. It dyes beautifully. You see, Tulle is made of 100% nylon and nylon is incredibly easy to dye. You can use Dylon, Tintex, Rit or any acid dye. Make sure you disolve your dye crystals in hot water and keep your dye bath heated during the dyeing process. Use a teaspoon of salt and 1/3 of a cup of vinegar in the dye bath too ensure even dyeing without spots.
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2005 08:32:00 AM »

Wrong-o Boyo!
You can totally dye tulle. It dyes beautifully. You see, Tulle is made of 100% nylon and nylon is incredibly easy to dye. You can use Dylon, Tintex, Rit or any acid dye. Make sure you disolve your dye crystals in hot water and keep your dye bath heated during the dyeing process. Use a teaspoon of salt and 1/3 of a cup of vinegar in the dye bath too ensure even dyeing without spots.
Good luck!

wow!  really?  that's good to know.  i would have thought tulle would have been impossible to dye.  thanks for the correction!
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2005 10:48:53 AM »

is tulle net? like a wedding vail?
if so you can dye it, but it wont be a strong colour and will probably keep faiding, ive dyed it before but for a college project so it wasnt getting worn or washed.
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2005 02:50:38 PM »

I believe tulle can be made from various fibers.  It might take dye - but then again . . .

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