Monday, April 09, 2007

Pink Doe Suede

Today I'm dyeing some fabric "pink". Actually it's Doe Suede! So far I'm not getting the results I want. I'm using the stove top method. Too much pink is rinsing out, sure would appreciate any tips or tricks in getting brighter colors and I'm ready for spring!

3 comments:

Judi said...

I haven't had much luck dying doe suede. I've only tried it with Rit dye. Disperse dyes are made for synthetic fabrics - they have some at ProChem and probably Dharma. Good luck and let us know the results.

thecoppermouse said...

In my surface design classes back in college, we had to be certain of the fabric content. We typically used 100% cotton to get the best results. Check out the fiber content of your doe suede, chances are it has synthetic or polyester in it. But be sure to check out this link for Pro Chem, in particular the PROsperse Disperse Dye. Hope this helps.
http://www.prochemical.com/productuse.htm

Heera said...

I use some salt to the mixture while "cooking" to get better and brighter colors. A trick I picked up in India when I did a lot of dyeing.

Good luck. Hugs...heera