Two tone dying with iDyePoly... Wicking???
  • I am trying to dye some 100% poly fabric two tones... the top 1/3 black and the bottom 2/3 red. I am using the stove top method. I dyed the bottom part red first... I held the top 3rd out of the water but the fabric wicked the water up several inches. When I dye the top part black I want to prevent the wicking. Any suggestions on how to do this? It doesn't have to be perfect because I will cover the line where the two colors meet with trim but I want to make it as neat as possible.
  • One thing you can try is to bind the fabric very, very tightly at the point you want the color change to happen. This creates a resist which will help to retard the flow of dye & water up the fabric.