Fiber reactive dye Michaels
The ready-to-wear cardigan (left) began a muted pale blue, but a software of Rit's Teal infused it with new life. The silk scarves (right) were tie-dyed utilizing Colorhue Instant-Set Silk Dyes (available at DharmaTrading.com).
Rit powder dyes, Dharma Trading's Fiber Reactive powder dyes, and Harbor product sales' deColourant Plus creme shade remover/dye are simply a few of the services and products readily available for dyeing materials and clothes.Photo: Sloan Howard
There’s no reason at all to toss clothes having faded or donate fabric you mistakenly purchased in an unflattering shade. Style styles for tie-dye effects and bright, concentrated colors will always be going strong, with both effects holding over from Fall 2011 and Resort 2012 designer collections into Spring 2012 choices. It’s an easy task to utilize these trends at home by over-dyeing garments and material. If tie-dye holds way too many memories of your summer camp days, decide to try Japanese shibori (see Kayla Kennington’s “Mini Shibori” article in Threads no. 153 for techniques and guidelines).
When considering just what and just how to color, hold these pointers at heart:
• All-natural materials absorb dyes best.
• start thinking about eliminating the original shade very first with a color remover therapy.
• For a completely saturated shade, and make sure the dye is distributed similarly, make use of plenty of liquid and blend constantly.
• Ebony could be the toughest shade to create—use double or triple the total amount of dye.
• Wear rubberized gloves and operate in a well-ventilated area.
• whenever dyeing numerous colors for tie-dye or shibori effects, just apply one dye color at any given time.
• to include color to an apparel, decide to try DeColourant Color Plus, a product that replaces a fabric’s original color with a brand new shade.