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« on: August 16, 2007 08:48:18 AM »

im re-decorating my room and i have deicided that i want to have tie dye bedding. only problem is i dont know how i sould go about tie dyeing somthing as large as a duvet cover.
anyone have any helpful hints or tips? i will probably do a couple of practice runs with t-shirts just to get the hang of it.
also, with the drying process would i be able to put them into a dryer?




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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2007 01:37:41 PM »

I've never done big items like that, but I have done a ton of ts and baby clothes.  You will need to use procion dyes and soda ash.  For the presoak in the soda ash mix you can use your bath tub.  I'd do the actual dying outside. 
You'll need to wrap it up in plastic to allow the dye to set for 24 hours.  Buy a cheap plastic table cloth from the dollar store or something for that.
Again, to rinse it out I'd use a hose and hang it over a fence or something. 
As a final step it's best to wash with Syntaprol detergent to make sure all the excess dye is removed and it's all colorfast. 
Good luck! Sounds like a fun project.

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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2007 08:45:30 AM »

thanks for the reply ^.^

« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2007 05:55:39 AM »

I think for doing something as large as a sheet that maybe doing the spiral pattern would be a good idea. The pillow cases too.

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