Fabric not taking color
  • I am trying to dye some powernet (nylon) Kelly Green for some tutu panties. The fabric takes dye well (I have used Rit for some colors) but all I am getting is Lime. I am using the washer with hot water, low water level and I added 1 cup of vinegar. Any suggestions? Thanks
  • I use Jacquard Acid Dyes with nylon and don't have a problem.
  • I was using Jacquard Acid dye in Kelly Green. Sorry I wasn't clear on that. I was in a panic because it was so pale. I had used 2 pkgs of Kelly Green for 4 yards of fabric - it weighed about 2 lbs - and I only had 1 pkg of Kelly left. I ended up pulling the fabric out of the washer, dipping out the dye water and simmering it on the stove. (It was neon lime green at this point.) I added some Emerald and more vinegar and 2 hours later I had a pretty good Kelly Green.
    Thank you.