Dyeing Milliskin
  • Hello!

    I have been having the same issue with dyeing this fabric for quite some time. It is a 80% nylon, 20% spandex blend and I'm using citric acid, a large stainless steel stock pot, and reasonably hot water (so not to damage the spandex , but I've experimented and the problem happens even when boiling the water), along with jacquard acid dyes. I prewash all my fabric with synthrapol and soak it in warm water for about 20 min before dyeing.

    The only way I can seem to get the dye to take without being spotted with light/white areas is by doing the following :
    -dip it in the dye pot for a few seconds
    -take it out
    -stretch it around a little so that the dye can actually penetrate all the areas where air seems to be getting trapped
    -repeat until color is as desired.

    Here is a link to a picture showing what is happening, its blown up pretty big - in general the spots are tiny, with the biggest ones being about .5cm in diameter

    http://i49.tinypic.com/t71st4.jpg

    Any help/suggestions for getting an even dye without having to use the above method would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you!
    -Kim