Questions tagged [dyeing]

Dyeing is the process of adding colours to a material "by soaking it in a solution impregnated with a dye". Use this tag for questions about the process, or its possibilities concerning the colouring of a specific material.

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Navy blue dye bleeds?

I have recently been surprised at just how much red dye bleeds out of fabrics I have recently dyed whenever I wash them. I am using regular red Rit dye and natural fibers. I was wondering if other ...
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Will synthetic dye bleed less than regular dye when used on rayon?

I recently dyed my 100% rayon dresses wine red with regular Rit Dye (not their synthetic dyemore brand) because rayon is considered a natural fiber like cotton and linen, and requires the regular dye. ...
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Natural coloring for holiday ornaments instead of acrylic paint? [closed]

Interested in making crafts that would be natural coloring for diy projects around the holiday season. webstaurantstore.com gave a lot of examples of what to use as a natural food coloring, which ...
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How do I color clear resin after it has hardened?

I want to 3d print some Christmas decorations that are semi transparent, and different colors. I could color the resin before I print, but as I want the decorations to be different colors this would ...
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How can you dye blown eggs?

In the Before Pandemic times, my family would often host Easter-egg dyeing parties, where we provide the dyes and tools and guests provide eggs. We emphasize bringing whole raw eggs, but there are ...
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How can I dye MDF?

I have a bunch of sheets of 2mm-thick MDF that I'd like to dye black for use as a guitar headstock overlay. Since this would typically be laminated to the headstock and then trimmed flush, its colour ...
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Dyeing Pashmina

Is it possible to dye a store bought Pashmina? If so, is there anything I should to do it before putting it into a regular dye-bath using RIT dye? Any recommended process that would help “fix” the ...
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Dyeing hard polycarbonate plastic

I have a hard, polycarbonate globe, like this one pictured below. I am trying to make it look like an eyeball. I am lighting it from inside, and I already have a good blue iris that I made out of blue ...
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Can I soak eggs in something to make them sink into the dye better?

I've been industriously dyeing Easter eggs, but apparently not industriously enough, because the eggs have started to have trouble sinking into the dye - they're just a bit too old at this point. I ...
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Is Soda Ash used in Tie Dying septic safe?

If I use soda ash when tie-dying, is it safe to dump the liquid down into my septic system or will it kill off?
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How can I treat leather with dyes and keep it protected?

I want to create beautiful knife sheathes, like in the first picture below but I'm having problems with treating leather. I've sewed a few simple things so far (only using fake leather and very thin ...
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