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Old 08-25-2007, 09:58 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 08-25-2007, 10:01 PM   #2
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Here's my results...

I did 3 infants and 1 or 2 preemies all at the same time.
I let them sit/swish in the color for 1-2 hours (see below for times). Then rinsed those out and added 3 more infants and 1-2 more preemies to the remaining water for 1-2 hours.
Here's what I ended up with...



Green: Soaked 2 hours for first batch, 2 hours for second batch.
Blue: Soaked 1 hour for first batch, about 1 hour for second batch.
Pink: Soaked 1.5 hours for first batch, a little under 2 hours for second batch.
Purple: I didn't use the leftover water for purple because I've seen too many momma's post pics on here saying that it looks more grey if you reuse that water, so I just let those ones soak for a good 2 hours and didn't reuse the water.
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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.
I am chuckling.


And thanks for the picture tutorial !
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Re: How To: Dye Using Dylon in Sink

here are mine from this weekend



i love the way the dark colors turned out (the purples are really purple, not as pink as the pictures show) but not the lighter ones so much, except for the blue. im pretty happy over all though, for my first dye job. ive got my greens going now, i ran out of time this weekend
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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.
I've gotten Dylon on my hands before, too. I found that if you rub your hands with liquid bleach (I used the Clorox I wash clothes with) it comes right out. Don't do this if you have sensitive skin, and only for a short amount of time I've heard hydrogen peroxide works, too, but I haven't tried it yet.
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