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If you Can’t Buy it, Dye it!

February 17, 2012 in Tips & Tricks

Can’t find the right color of fabric for your next project? You’ve searched high and low for that shade to match another material, but no luck? Here is your solution! I recently did some dying myself on English cotton netting and I was having trouble getting the specific shade I wanted. I came across Rit Dye’s website that solved my problem. It not only gives you color formulas to make all different shades, but forecasts the latest Spring, Summer, and Fall 2012┬ácolors!

3 responses to If you Can’t Buy it, Dye it!

  1. awesome! Good to know!

    • Will this stain my washing machine?

      • It shouldn’t stain the washing machine or leave color in there, BUT you should always run a precautionary 2nd cycle with no items in it to make sure the dye is out. Rit’s instructions on this are: Clean washing machine using highest water level with hot water, detergent and 1 cup chlorine bleach using complete wash cycle. Clean lint traps. Plastic or rubber machine parts may be tinted but will not stain laundry.

        There are other ways to dye fabric, but Rit recommends the washing machine. Click here: http://www.ritdye.com/dyeing-techniques/washing-machine for their machine instructions and other techniques.

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