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Dyeing Fabrics Week 4.

w/e 30/05/22

If you've been following our series on dyeing you'll now know how to:

  1. pick fabrics suitable for dyeing
  2. check for problems in make and manufacture
  3. estimate the likely finished colour that will be the result of dyeing the colour of your cloth with a specific colour dye
  4. be able to calculate the right amount of dye and salt to add

.... and after all of this you're now ready to dye a fabric.

But there are 3 important factors in dyeing clothes once you've put the fabric in the dye bath:
  1. The dye bath should be kept as hot as possible
  2. The dye has to be able to move around the fabric so the tub must not be over filled.
  3. The bath must be agitated or stirred most of the time the clothes are in the solution.

Most dyers suggest that they are "Good Stirrers", which doesn't mean they stir up trouble just that they have to continually stir the dye bath.

Why? Well, this  ensures that the dye has the best chance of covering the fabric evenly and that as much of the dye in the bath as possible is used. Keep stirring and slowly but surely the water will become clearer as the dye enters the fabric, except with the very deepest colour shades. At some point the water will not lighten any more, which is when your fabric should be ready.

When the water has remained the same colour for a time you want to drain the tub, have a look at the garment and then add cold water. You need to cool the fabric down because if it stays hot the dye will migrate out of the fabric as you rinse, spoiling the coverage of the dye.

Rinse twice more with cold water and then spin dry the fabric.

Remove it from the tub and hang it to dry. It's best not to use a dryer as this may heat the fabric enough to give some colour bleed.

To clean your equipment use bleach in the machine and complete a hot wash or heat the bleach after filling to the top level if you've used a tub or a cauldron. Make sure you remove any parts within the bath - like an agitator - to check that there is no cloth or thread wrapper around any part. If there are you may spread dye to another wash when you use the machine again.

WARNING:- Once you're ready to put the fabric into the dye bath. Do this carefully otherwise you may splash dye onto you or the floor. You're now beginning to dye like the professionals.......

Dyeing clothes fabrics and clothes can get years more use out of them  ----  so HAPPY DYEING.

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  • To clean equipment squeeze a liberal amount of Ez-Off onto a heavy cotton cloth (an old terry towel works best).
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