Dye and material
  • Hi, please can anyone help I have just started tye-dying and i am finding that the mixture is sitting on the material as if it is oily rather than soaking in and some of the items aren't working very well, i am using the dylon powders and the vests are 95% cotton, i started with a tablespoon of powder, a tablespoon of dye salt and mixed it up with luke warm water in a sports cap water bottle.

    Any help would be much appreciated

    Thanks in advance

    Hayley
  • Hi Hayley,

    While I have no personal experience with Dylon dyes what you are describing, with the dye sitting on the fabric, sounds like there is some sort of interference on the fabric. If the items are new and unwashed there may be sizing on the fabric that are hydrophobic thus resiting the dye.

    hope this helps
    annette