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TOPIC: Very Frustrated, Please Help

01 May 2010 23:28 #45286

You did not mention the fabric that you use. If it is not PFD- prepared for dyeing- The dye molecules will not adhere as well and there will be dye to rince out. Try washing your fabric in soda ash to remove any finish that might be blocking the chemical bond. Add some salt to the dye bath. You may just need more concentrated dye. I hope one of those ideas help. Keep trying. Betty Ann
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01 May 2010 20:34 #45277

:shock: Oops... That's dyeing not dying....


Hampton Roads Area, VA
Bernina 730, 830
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Very Frustrated, Please Help 01 May 2010 20:31 #45276

I have been making an attempt at dying and I am really not sure if I am doing this whole thing correctly. It appears that when I rinse and wash, too much of my color is coming out :x

I am using procion dyes, mixing them with the appropriate amount of room temp water, letting the dye set into the fabric then adding the soda ash/water mixture.

After I let the dye bath sit for a few hours, I rinse, then do a short washer cycle in synthropol.

Do the colors normally wash out a little lighter? I am trying for bright and vivid and just missing the mark a bit. Can anyone give me any tips?

Much Thanks!

P.S - A Ricky or Justin Classroom video on dyeing would be awesome!! :wink:


Hampton Roads Area, VA
Bernina 730, 830
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