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Dyeing Fabrics Week 3.

w/e 12/10/20

In the third article in our series on dyeing we'll explain how to make sure you get the right amount of dye and other components in the dye bath and the correct heat to dye your fabrics at.

Using the right amount of dye in the dye bath is the most important factor in ending up with clothes of the correct colour. It's also very important in ensuring you end up with a completely evenly dyed garment. Here's how you get it right:

  1. Weigh what you're about to dye while it's dry and write down the weight in grams.
  2. Check on the instructions on the dye packet to see how much weight of cloth the packet is meant to dye.
  3. Work out how many packets of dye you need;
  4. For Example:
    Weight of Fabric : 1525 grams (1.525 kg)
    Suggested amount of dye : 1 pack per 0.5 kilogram (1lb of fabric)
    Amount needed for your garment : 1.525 รท 0.5
      = 3.05 packets of dye
  5. As this is effectively 5% more than 3 packets of dye, if you want exactly the shade on the packet, you need to add a small amount from another packet. Simply weigh the dye without the packaging, multiply that by 0.05, weigh that amount, then add it to 3 full packets.
  6. Get the right amount of salt ready to add to your dye bath (normally a set amount of salt is suggested for each packet of dye and you can use the above method to work it out).

Next wash your fabric but don't dry it.

While doing this, slowly mix the dye in 1 liter of boiling water, while stirring it thoroughly as you mix the dye.

Most dyeing can't be done in a front loader machine, unless it's a specific machine dye, therefore you may need to use a top loader or a large pan on a stove. The reason is simply that you need to keep the dye in the machine drum as long as possible, and all front loading machines have set timers for each wash.

Fill your tub or container with the right amount of water and bring it to the boil. Then add your dye and salt mixing both well in to spread them evenly through the water.

Now 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.......

Next week we'll tell you how to complete the process.

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