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Thread: Rit Dye( designing fabrics)

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    Senior Member diannemc's Avatar
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    Has anyone ever used this to dye fabrics for a quilt? Does it keep it color after washed...I would love to do some drawings on some fabrics and looking for something to use besides paints...??

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    Procion MX dyes can be used for painting on fabric. There are special thickening agents for the dye solution. I haven't done this yet myself, but know people who do it. With the proper fixative (soda ash), Procion MX dyes become washfast.

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    Rit is colorfast, but it may not be as intense in color as some of the newer fabric dyes...like the Procion mentioned above.

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    Procion dyes are vibrant and colorfast. I have 30 year old pieces that still look new. It is worth learning how to use them. Check out Dharma trading.

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    Would these dyes bet safe on baby quilts??

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    Oh yes. I dye up a pile of onesies every time there's a new baby. In fact, DD's boss has a new little boy, so I will do some soon!

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    When I was teaching daycare to make colors more vibrant we would salt the product. I don't know if technique could apply to fabric though.

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    if you go to Dharmatrading.com, they have everything you need including some free information, lots of how tos

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    ive used plenty of rit dyes...never had any problems; i do buy my dyes from Dharma Trading Co. but when i've needed a color available in rit and didn't want to wait on an order i've used it. just follow the instructions.

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    Also, prochem outside of Boston has great resources. I use procion dyes a lot as I like/prefer to use hand-dyes.

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