I went shopping to a local store and was going to catch some towels on sale. They only had 2 colors left and I had a store credit and it was the last day of the sale and no rainchecks. No other store had the color I wanted either. I got a light color and 1 pack of dye. So, I went home and followed the directions on the dye and the color
I have a friend who got tired of the color of her bath rugs and dyed them. Looked like the original color and were beautiful.
Unless they've changed the original formula, RIT brand dye is NOT a good dye, as it fades in even a tiny bit of sunshine, (I once made the mistake of dyeing curtains with RIT!) Plus it tends to fade off on to other colors in the wash. (It's called a "Fugitive dye, like Denim) I know it's sooo simple to buy it because they sell it EVERYWHERE, but here's a web site that sells MUCH BETTER DYEs with brighter colors, that won't fade or get lighter with each washing:
---> Here's a list of dyes according to your type of fabric:
---> Here's a dye that is set when you put it in the sunshine! It's called "Inkodye". It's VERY fun for kids! You paint it on clear, then put your work in the sun & in half an hour *PRESTO* you have an amazing piece of artwork!... It only works on 100% cotton... It's great for T-shirts & Pillow cases & other cotton garments:
---> "Dye-Na-Flow" is NOT a dye, it's a paint that acts just like a dye! That means it's SUPER EASY to apply! It's called "Dye-Na-Flow" & as the name implies it's a paint that Flows like dyes do. I believe you have to heat set it with an iron. You can even add a thickener so you can use your rubber stamps & stamp designs on to fabric like scarves & other art wearables. You can also do Silk Painting, Airbrushing, Spraying, Sponge printing, pseudo Tie-dye and Batik with it. Also the brand that makes Dy-Na-Flow is called "JACQUARD" and they make other types of high quality fabric paints... Jacquard is a GREAT brand!
--->Dy-Na-Flow mini starter set of 9 colors:
*** Dye-Na-Flow starter sets can also be bought at Jo Ann super stores & you can use your 40% off coupon! Plus, did you know that most Jo Ann fabric stores take Michael's coupons (only for crafts) and most Michael's Craft stores takes Jo Ann's coupons!
All I could say when I read this original post was OMG. Knowing how dye fades, runs, etc and especially on towels. You could end up with arm pits the same color as your towels...OMG!
Please don't try this at home!
Procion Dyes fromDharma trading are GREAT.
But many conventional materials can be dyed successfully
with RIT if precautions are taken. In my experience RIT always
'bleeds' or fades with washing. It can be minimalized with precautions, but to avoid disaster: the correct dye for the material
can be found at Dharma Trading.
I just used this hint a few weeks ago as the local bargain store had white on sale. I set the dyes using vinegar and hey presto there has not been any bleeding or fading.
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