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jausten 08-25-2007 09:58 PM

How To: Dye Using Dylon in Sink
 
This picture tutorial is based on the instructions on the back of the Dylon packet. Changes have been noted in RED.

Begin with Dylon dye and salt
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You want your items to be damp (I ran them through a prewash cycle)
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Add Dylon dye to 4 cups WARM water
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Stir until all of the dye powder is dissolved
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Run WARM water into the sink or another container (enough to cover the items you are dyeing)
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Add 4 tablespoons salt and stir to dissolve
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Add diluted dye and stir
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Add whatever you are dyeing (1/2-lb per packet of dye)
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Keep stirring it for 15 minutes
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Then, you can let it sit for an additional 45 minutes
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Keep up with how long you need to leave them in for!
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Every once in a while, give it a whirl (I found it's easiest to just do it with your hands, but remember to wear rubber gloves)
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When the hour is done, drain the sink. Or take your items out and dye more items a lighter shade of that same color.
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Rinse with COLD water until the water runs clear
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I found that the easiest way to do this is to keep putting cold water into the sink, swish the items around and wring it out. It only took me 3 times to get clear water. Or you can pop them in the washer and run them through a few rinse cycles until the water is clear.
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Then, run them through a wash cycle on hot with detergent
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Dry away from heat or direct sunlight. Nah ... dry them in the dryer. I recommend it, because they're much softer and fluffier from the dryer.

I'm still waiting for mine to dry, so I'll post final pictures tomorrow.

Sabey-baby 08-25-2007 10:01 PM

Re: How To: Dye Using Dylon in Sink
 
I wish I had stainless steel sinks! I have to use a big bowl and can only do one color at a time :( Can't wait to see your finished product

jausten 08-25-2007 10:03 PM

Re: How To: Dye Using Dylon in Sink
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sabey-baby (Post 1660255)
I wish I had stainless steel sinks! I have to use a big bowl and can only do one color at a time :( Can't wait to see your finished product

You can also use buckets. I found some in the paint section at Walmart for 97 cents a piece. :goodvibes:

Sabey-baby 08-25-2007 10:06 PM

Re: How To: Dye Using Dylon in Sink
 
Oh! Good idea! And I totally just used my hands, sans gloves, the other day. My nails are STILL green. My 4 yo got all excited (when my hands were still ALL green) and told me I could be the wicked witch. I told him maybe I really was, but he didn't find that near as funny as I did.

Sweet_Fantasy_Fox 08-25-2007 10:09 PM

Re: How To: Dye Using Dylon in Sink
 
your last pic isn't showing.

that looks really easy, your sink is like mine so i know i can do this!
how many prefolds per color pack? or does it matter as long as all are submerged and there not packed tightly?

Sweet_Fantasy_Fox 08-25-2007 10:09 PM

Re: How To: Dye Using Dylon in Sink
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sabey-baby (Post 1660288)
Oh! Good idea! And I totally just used my hands, sans gloves, the other day. My nails are STILL green. My 4 yo got all excited (when my hands were still ALL green) and told me I could be the wicked witch. I told him maybe I really was, but he didn't find that near as funny as I did.

:lostit:

MatildasMum 08-25-2007 10:11 PM

Re: How To: Dye Using Dylon in Sink
 
Looks great!

We have white sinks so we used bus tubs (from DH's restaurant).

Good job!

jausten 08-26-2007 08:26 AM

Re: How To: Dye Using Dylon in Sink
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sweet_Fantasy_Fox (Post 1660306)
your last pic isn't showing.

that looks really easy, your sink is like mine so i know i can do this!
how many prefolds per color pack? or does it matter as long as all are submerged and there not packed tightly?

The package says 1/2-lb per packet, so I just did 2 prefolds, which weighed a little over 9oz on my scale. I wanted vibrant colors, and I bought every color of Dylon they had, so I want to be able to dye them all. I'm going to add some tees and socks into the next batch, so I'll probably do 2 prefolds, a shirt, and a pair of socks.

mhaddon 08-26-2007 08:52 AM

Re: How To: Dye Using Dylon in Sink
 
Wow, that really helps!:thumbsup: great job, ty!

Malka 08-26-2007 09:24 AM

Re: How To: Dye Using Dylon in Sink
 
You can also take the prefolds out and use the remaining dye in the sink to dye two more prefolds a lighter shade. I did that with mine.


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