In the second of our series on dyeing we'll consider some areas that you'll have to take into account before starting. These all into four catagories
and because these are large topics we'll deal with the first two this week and the second two next week.
|We dealt with some fabrics issues in last weeks "Hot Tip" but there are various considerations you should note.|
|The type of dye you can buy will normally be either Direct or Reactive and both of these work best on cellulosic fibres (cottons, linens or derivatives). All other fibres will take the dye at differing rates, giving a different result from that illustrated on the dyers colour chart. These are some pointers to problems with various fabrics:|
Now let's look at the colour you are likely to end up with, which depends on the original fabric of colour.
Next week we'll help you to calculate the right amount of dye and the heat needed and conditions in the dye bath.
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Here's how it's used;
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