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« on: August 04, 2004 09:51:53 PM »

I was considering buying this yarn in bulk ( http://www.discountyarnsale.com/Pixie.htm ) and just dying the yarn whatever colors I wanted.

It's 100% nylon, so I was wondering if anyone knew what kind of dye I could use and how to do so.

I really love the texture of this yarn, so I wouldn't want the dye to ruin it one bit.

Thanks for your help!

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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2004 01:33:31 AM »

i don't like nylon for starters, but basically you can't dye it. or not at home anyway. I have afeeling dylon multipurpose can be used on synthetics, but I don't think it works that well. There are too many nasty chemicals involved, basically you need to get the molecules in the dye to bond to the plastic molecules. i would just buy it in the colours you want.
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2004 06:34:06 AM »

Are you sure?

I would buy it in the colors I want if it weren't for a few reasons:

1. None of the stores around me carry it.
2. I want more colors than are available.
3. I don't have a credit card, so buying everything at once/in bulk online would be ideal.
4. You can't get more than one color in bulk.


Second opinion, anyone?
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2004 06:46:08 AM »

Nevermind!

I found it!


http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/FAQ/nylon.shtml
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2004 08:35:01 AM »

theres actually a thread in the clothes section app. ppl ave had success dyeng nylon - the dylon multipurpose dye sounds like the best bet - but it would be cheaper just to buy it in the colours you like
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2004 04:31:18 PM »

Actually, Dylon isn't the best kind. I found a better type and it's pretty inexpensive.
Especially since you dilute it a lot.
It seems cheaper, but I get the freedom of using any color combos I want in any quantity.


Plus, the closest place to buy it is 15-20 minutes away.
So I save gas money in the process. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2004 02:06:22 PM »

Would the same product be appropriate to dye rayon chenille?
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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2006 01:09:16 AM »

.... very old post, I know.

But I've had success dyeing nylon with food dyes (like Kool Aid). I just treated it the same as you do wool, except from memory it took a bit longer. This ONLY works with nylon tho, no other synthetics. Don't ask me why, my chemist dad did tell me... but sadly the chem-whiz genes passed me by.
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