how do you dye man made fabrics
i got the most cream beautful night dress made out of an organza type fabric i really love it except for the colour and i know only natural fabrics will dye so what should i do because i want this night dress to be black so i can wear it
Hi Gloom Cookie
I've come across the same problem. Most fabrics with a nylon content won't take dye because of the way they are coloured during heat processing so any nylon lace on a natural based fabric will not dye. Great if you want contrast, no good for all over colour.
Watch out for thread as well. I dyed a white top burgandy and the thread stayed white. It was a lucky accident as it looks cool but may not be good for other garments.
I'd draft a pattern from it and make it in black.
There may be some specialist dyes for man made fabrics but I've not come across any....yet. Sorry it may not be the answer you are looking for xxx
thanks any way doom suggest to spray paint it lol
There's a fabric spray paint called Tulip if you are interested Lol
Yeah this may be tough. Dye takes differetly to fabric that has had contact with sweat and oils, even if it is clean. Also fabric takes dye differently if it's been worn. I've dyed some used stuff and found that the arm pits always come out darker, so it looks like you're sweating. But hey, what do you have to lose. I'd try the spray paint. Post your results, I'd love to see what happens!
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