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Old 12-23-2006, 09:04 PM   #1
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Dylon dye's - any bleeding issues?

I have some dylon that I want to use but am wondering how it is for bleeding? I am petrified of bleeding issues, so want to avoid wasting my wool if this dye is going to prove to be a PITB. Anyone have any experience with this dye, good and bad? Thanks!

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Re: Dylon dye's - any bleeding issues?

I don't know about wool and the difference in washing...but I used it on some prefolds with great results. I rinsed a long time then washed like 3-4 times with double rinses. I threw in a color catcher sheet for good measure the next wash and it came out completely white! No bleeding at all. I've used them and washed like normal for a couple weeks since with no problems.
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Re: Dylon dye's - any bleeding issues?

You wouldn't want to use dylon on wool--you're using it on a plant based fiber, right?

Dylon is the same as all other procion dyes. You need to make sure you use enough soda ash to set the dyes, and you need to make sure you leave it long enough. When you wash, I *highly* recommend using synthropol to wash the fabric a couple of times. Dawn may work in a pinch, but synthropol is really much better at stripping out any unreacted dye.
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Re: Dylon dye's - any bleeding issues?

Ok, if dylon isn't good for wool, what is? Can the kool-aid method be used for overdying? I have a tannish/grey colored wool I want to overdye, but I'm not sure the kool-aid method is going to be strong enough. Any pointers?
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