Space Dyeing Flat Reed
  • As a seatweaver, I have been dyeing flat reed to weave chair seats with Jacquard dyes with good results. I am now experimenting with space dyeing reed and find that I often get distinct lines between dye colors on each strand. I am soaking the material in water before immersing it in the dye bath and have been "shaking" it a bit during the dyeing process, but still seem to get these pesky lines rather than a smooth fade which is what I am working to achieve.

    Appreciate any suggestions you may have.

    Jo
  • Hi,

    Have you tried bleaching the reed? It will accept the dye esier when bleached. Here is a link to our standard dye instruction for wood and reed.

    http://www.jacquardproducts.com/products/dyes/woodreed/

    Celia
  • Link does not bring you to the instructions for wood and reed -