08-25-2007, 10:58 PM
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: sewing room
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
You want your items to be damp (I ran them through a prewash cycle)
Add Dylon dye to 4 cups WARM water
Stir until all of the dye powder is dissolved
Run WARM water into the sink or another container (enough to cover the items you are dyeing)
Add 4 tablespoons salt and stir to dissolve
Add diluted dye and stir
Add whatever you are dyeing (1/2-lb per packet of dye)
Keep stirring it for 15 minutes
Then, you can let it sit for an additional 45 minutes
Keep up with how long you need to leave them in for!
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)
When the hour is done, drain the sink. Or take your items out and dye more items a lighter shade of that same color.
Rinse with COLD water until the water runs clear
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.
Then, run them through a wash cycle on hot with detergent
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.
sahm to emma (2.5)
expecting #2 sept 2010
Last edited by jausten; 02-23-2010 at 08:33 PM.
Reason: to make some changes