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Old 04-20-2013, 10:19 PM   #11
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Do you know if FST would dye nicely? I am having trouble finding colored ones at my local Walmart and Target stores, so I thought maybe I could just dye some, but I have never dyed anything, not even tie-dye, so I am a bit scared!!
They'll take dye beautifully . Just make sure you wash them a few times before dyeing.

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They'll take dye beautifully . Just make sure you wash them a few times before dyeing.
AWESOME! I can't wait to try this out!! I just bought some new FST tonight!
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I tie dyed a dozen GMD flats with Dylon dye. Photos and my process here: http://myramblingsunwrapped.blogspot...apers.html?m=1
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Re: Anyone dye their flats?

these are mine done with dylon. The pink & purple have held their color really well. The blue and green have faded some. I also have some prefolds that are dyed with dylon and the green is really the only one fading. Not sure why.

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I just bought a wool piece on FSOT that had some fading (I think that's what she said) on the inside the mom said happened b/c of a home dyed diaper underneath. I didn't get more details on the type of dye used or anything as stain is only on the inside. Is that a common problem, and how do you avoid something like that happening?
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Flats really are some of the most fun things to dye. They take color perfectly and they're just one layer. Love it! Here's a couple that I swirl dyed:

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Flats really are some of the most fun things to dye. They take color perfectly and they're just one layer. Love it! Here's a couple that I swirl dyed:
Oh my how did you do that? Those are gorgeous!
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I just bought a wool piece on FSOT that had some fading (I think that's what she said) on the inside the mom said happened b/c of a home dyed diaper underneath. I didn't get more details on the type of dye used or anything as stain is only on the inside. Is that a common problem, and how do you avoid something like that happening?
You just need to make sure you use reliable, colorfast dyes and also make sure you've washed them enough times after the dye process so as to have removed ALL excess dye!

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Flats really are some of the most fun things to dye. They take color perfectly and they're just one layer. Love it! Here's a couple that I swirl dyed:



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Oh my how did you do that? Those are gorgeous!
You can google swirl or marble dye tutorials. Though I will say from personal experience, there's a reason that so many folks pay WAHMs to do their swirl dye. It's kindof a pain and long-ish process. At least that's my opinion! I think you should hit up Takara Baby for a custom.
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Flats really are some of the most fun things to dye. They take color perfectly and they're just one layer. Love it! Here's a couple that I swirl dyed:
Oh my these are beautiful! I entered to win a flat of yours dyed like this I want it soooo bad!!! Beautiful work!!!!!!!!!
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You just need to make sure you use reliable, colorfast dyes and also make sure you've washed them enough times after the dye process so as to have removed ALL excess dye!
Thank you Rebekah!

Yes to everything she said - especially the quoted. You want to use good dyes. Procion dyes can be purchased from places like DharmaTrading Co (online) and require a fixative like soda ash. Locally you can purchase Dylon Cold Water or Permanent dyes. These are procion dyes and the soda ash is already mixed in so all you add is salt and hot water. Highly recommend going that route since they can be purchased from Joann's and it's a good way to get the hang of dyeing.

But swirl dyeing is definitely a whole other ball game. There's a fantastic tutorial on the Dharma website from a mama on here - The Indigo Onion. It takes a LOT of trial and error but the results are beautiful and worth the work!

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Oh my these are beautiful! I entered to win a flat of yours dyed like this I want it soooo bad!!! Beautiful work!!!!!!!!!
Thank you and so glad you entered!! That flat has to go to some one, might as well be you right? Good luck!
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