Cold water wash for iDye?
  • Help! I've got a white cotton dress that I want to dye a bright colour (say blue or green), but only have access to a washing machine that has NO hot water feed (so can't even get warm water). I was thinking of using iDye, but it seems that you need warm/hot water for that. I don't have an appropriate sized pot for the top of the stove (or at least one that I would never be cooking in again).

    What are my options? Is there another dye type that would work rather than iDye?
  • You'll get better, longer-lasting results on a cotton dress with Procion MX dyes, instead of iDye, and with Procion MX dye you can use water as cold as 70°F. If your machine's water supply is colder than that, use a five-gallon plastic bucket instead of your washing machine, with Procion MX dye, salt, and soda ash, and do a lot of stirring.

    Paula