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« on: July 12, 2004 09:26:49 PM »

Can you use RIT to dye lace? Something tells me you can't! lol If not, is there somewhere I can get a little bit of lace that is already coloured? Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2004 06:18:35 AM »

It depends on what the lace is made out of. Look around at craft stores for your colored lace.

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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2004 08:27:40 AM »

I dyed the lace that I used for my converse all stars.  It was just the cheap lace that you can buy at the fabric store on the spools.  I wanted pink lace and I couldn't find any, so I used rit and it worked just fine.  I don't see why you couldn't use rit on nicer lace.

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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2004 01:51:59 PM »

I had good luck dying some lace that was like 80% cotton with Rit dye, but it was a darker color. I dont know how a lighter color would turn out...

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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2004 11:01:36 AM »

If it has enough cotton in it you can dye it.  I saw a show once where they tea-dyed a bunch of seventies hot orange and green trim and made it into autumnal orange and green trim.

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