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booty hunter 02-14-2013 06:44 AM

Dylon vs. Tulip
 
I need to dye some prefolds and I have always used Dylon with great results. But of course everywhere I used to buy it stopped selling it and went to Tulip instead. Has anyone used Tulip?Do you like it after washing and wearing? It says it is for clothes/won't bleed but then so does Rit and that is terrible dye. I can still get Dylon but it is further away and there are not many color choices.

Tina5834 02-14-2013 08:06 AM

I used tulip to due some flats a couple years ago. They bled and faded for almost a year. Now they don't bleed but the color is so faded. Def don't do Tulip.

booty hunter 02-14-2013 08:43 AM

Re: Dylon vs. Tulip
 
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Originally Posted by TinaDeanette (Post 16287796)
I used tulip to due some flats a couple years ago. They bled and faded for almost a year. Now they don't bleed but the color is so faded. Def don't do Tulip.

That is what I was afraid of. Thanks for the info!

bcb1961 02-14-2013 10:07 AM

Re: Dylon vs. Tulip
 
You can order great dye from dharmatrading. Tons of colors and cheaper in the long run.

bcb1961 02-14-2013 10:07 AM

Re: Dylon vs. Tulip
 
You can order great dye from dharmatrading. Tons of colors and cheaper in the long run.

booty hunter 02-15-2013 08:33 AM

Re: Dylon vs. Tulip
 
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Originally Posted by bcb1961 (Post 16288320)
You can order great dye from dharmatrading. Tons of colors and cheaper in the long run.

I thought of that before but I heard you need soda ash and setters or whatever. I have the dylon mastered but that is about the extent of my dyeing knowledge. Is it easy to use?

mgmsrk 02-15-2013 10:30 AM

Re: Dylon vs. Tulip
 
I used Tulip more than 3 years ago to dye prefolds and flats, it never ran after the first setting wash. The colors also have never faded.

Something has either changed or there is user error in the dying process.

bcb1961 02-15-2013 11:10 AM

Re: Dylon vs. Tulip
 
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Originally Posted by bdhutier (Post 16291738)
I thought of that before but I heard you need soda ash and setters or whatever. I have the dylon mastered but that is about the extent of my dyeing knowledge. Is it easy to use?

You do need to add washing soda and salt, but it is easy. The Dharma website has lots of info on dying.


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